Michael Shine & Partners

About Us

Michael Shine & Partners is part of the Shine group, also comprising a leading Family Office,
which provides a “One Stop Shop” catering to the needs of high-net-worth families around the world for over 40 years.

michael shine
Our founder

Adv. Michael Vivian Shine (1946-2020)

Our beloved Michael, founder of Michael Shine & Partners, a man of humility and who strived for righteousness, loved and admired by all who met him.

Michael was an esteemed lawyer with exceptional wisdom and sensitivity towards his clients. 

He established the firm in the late 1970’s and we undertake to preserve his legacy and to continue his noble and special path. 

Michael was deeply loved by his family, partners and employees,
and we grieve his absence each and every day.

shira shine lawyer

Specialising, with an international reputation, in the fields of multi-national family asset protection and global cross-border estate planning, trust law, the establishment and administration of trusts and foundations, international taxation, trust taxation in accordance with Israeli tax rules, and family wealth preservation and management, including the drafting of documents for various family structures including will trusts, and wills for assets situated in multifarious jurisdictions.

Adv. Shine is a member of STEP and served as chairman of the trusts committee of the Israel Bar Association. She has published and regularly publishes articles in leading journals in Israel and around the world, on the subject of international taxation, trust taxation and the use of trusts as an instrument to protect family assets.

Shira is designated as an expert in international taxation and trusts in leading international rankings. She acts as trusted advisor for only a select number of families, making sure that she is available whenever needed, with her finger on the pulse to be able to provide the very best advice in any particular situation. Shira has been advising HNW families for the last two decades and has a strong international reputation for being able to provide innovative, tailored and effective solutions.

Education: The University of Manchester LLB Law (1997)

Admitted: Israel Bar Association (1999)

Languages: English and Hebrew

Email: shira@shinelaw.com

Alon specialises in family wealth preservation and management, financial investments including hedge funds, venture capital funds and bespoke financial instruments, international real estate, start-up transactions, international and private banking, corporate & M&A and escrow services.

Education: Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) LLB Law and BA Finance (2006). 

Admitted: Israel Bar Association (2008)

Languages: English and Hebrew

Email: alon@shinelaw.com

Trevor specialises in multi-national family wealth and estate planning and asset protection, establishment and administration of trusts, corporate and trust structuring, multi-jurisdictional wills, enduring powers of attorney, estates and inheritance, corporate transactions, and compliance & CRS.

Education: Queen Mary University of London LLB Law (2005) 

Admitted: Solicitor England and Wales (2009), Israel Bar Association (year)

Languages: English and Hebrew

Email: trevor@shinelaw.com

Asher specializes in Real Estate Law and has extensive experience in managing sale transactions and financing of commercial real estate investments, including the ongoing process of negotiations and the ancillary aspects of registration and taxation. In addition, Asher specializes in private residential sale and purchase transactions for investment and occupation, including negotiations with contractors and project consultants, drafting contractor and consultancy agreements, and supporting the transaction to completion and occupancy.

Asher also advises on all aspect relating to Israeli probates and estates, wills and enduring powers of attorney.

Education: Bar Ilan University LLB Law (2004)

Admitted: Israel Bar Association (2005)

Languages: English and Hebrew

Email: asher@shinelaw.com

Lior has expertise in all matters relating to today’s growing and pervasive compliance requirements. Lior ensures that she is kept up to date on all aspects of regulatory compliance, due diligence and KYC (“know your client”) requirements. Lior’s expertise covers a wide range of fields including, the continual management of modifications to the compliance requirements of international and local financial institutions, procedures for the registration and reporting of trusts and companies under CRS, handling the updating of accounts in the names of individuals, trusts and companies, and management of all compliance related requests and queries.

Education: Academic Center for Law and Science LLB Law (2001)

Bar Ilan University LLM Law (2009)

Admitted: Israel Bar Association (2002)

Languages: English and Hebrew

Email: lior@shinegrp.com

Shine group, which incorporates Michael Shine & Partners has over 60 employees that are divided into four constituent parts:

Michael Shine & Partners

The leading and most well-established private client law firm in Israel.

M.S.A. Shine Global Family Office Ltd.

M.S.A. Shine Global Family Office Ltd. Manages and administers the affairs of multi-national families, providing professional and corporate advice and investment management services.

Alphen Asset Management A.G.

Alphen is a fully licensed, independent Investment Advisory and Asset Management Company based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Alphen Trust Company A.G.

An in-house licensed and regulated Trust Company in Zurich.