Oz Halabi is a Partner and Chair of the U.S. Tax Group at Pearl Cohen’s New York office. Oz is a highly experienced tax attorney engaging primarily in US domestic and international tax matters arising in mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, securities offerings, financial products and bankruptcy. Oz has represented varied strategic and private equity clients in a wide range of tax issues, both in the US and abroad, and serves as a consultant regarding cross-border tax matters, such as non-recognition treatment of intra-group transactions, FATCA compliance and maintenance of federal exemptions.
Oz is admitted to the New York Bar and is also a licensed CPA in Israel. He has an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he did his research on Domestic Anti-Avoidance Rules and Tax Treaties.
Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, Oz worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and worked for 8 years at the Israeli Tax Authority.