Michael Shine & Partners

Shira Shine- Lawyer Of The Year 2012

Shira Shine is a senior Partner and co-MD at Michael Shine & Partners, Law Firm, a leader in Israel in domestic and international tax planning, estate planning, and multinational family asset protection.

Michael Shine and Partners, based in Herzliya Pituach, Israel, advises an international private client base of High Net Worth individuals and families, providing integrated and comprehensive legal and tax advisory services. The firm’s fine reputation is based on over 40 years of providing best-inclass advice, boutique levels of service and total discretion in every aspect of its activities.

Shira was born in Israel, receiving her LL.B. (Cum Laude) from Manchester University, UK in 1997 and was called to the Israel Bar in 1999. She chairs the Israel Bar’s Trust Committee and is also a qualified Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP).

High Net Worth individuals and their families, both domestically and internationally, require the very highest levels of expertise in matters of Trust and Foundation structuring, and Tax and Estate planning. Shira is one of Israel’s foremost experts on Trusts and Foundations, especially in complex situations involving multiple jurisdictions. In her capacity as counsel to the firm’s clients, Shira specialises in wealth preservation strategies and structuring, and moreover the firm is able to provide a supporting team of multi-disciplinary specialists.

Shira was a Corporate International Global Award Winner 2010, is listed in Lawyer Monthly Magazine’s 2012 Leading Lawyer 100, and is also the author of numerous articles and chapters in many leading local and international journals and publications. Shira served in the Israeli Defence Force in the Foreign Forces Liaison Unit.

In her capacity as advisor to multiple global families encompassing two or more generations, Shira leads the team on the administration and management of family Foundations and Trusts in multiple jurisdictions, and all the legal ramifications of asset and wealth management.

She liaises actively with our in-house trust companies in Douglas, Isle of Man and Tortola, BVI, on all aspects of trust formation, acceptance and administration.

In addition, MSA Shine Global Family Office is an affiliated but independent entity which provides support and client account management to Michael Shine and Partners.

Shira is able to call upon the resources of the Family Office in order to deliver seamless, boutique levels of service and execution, thereby providing a ‘One-Stop Shop’ for all the clients of Michael Shine and Partners Law Firm.