Ofer Bar-On |

Senior Partner

Mr. Ofer Bar-On is the Founding Partner of Shavit Bar-On Galon Tzin Witkon and Co.

Mr. Bar-On acts as the Managing Partner of this law firm.

Mr. Bar-On has over 30 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in Tel Aviv. He is an expert on commercial and corporate law with extensive practical experience in these fields and in negotiating commercial transactions, M&A transactions, shareholders agreements, etc. He is highly experienced in dispute management and litigation in commercial, civil, administrative and corporate matters. Mr. Bar-On represents a wide range of corporations, private and public companies in the private sector, local government entities, municipalities, institutes of higher education, financial institutions as well as business entrepreneurs.

Mr. Bar-On has been accompanying Israel’s local tire industry for many years and he specializes in all legal aspects of tire manufacturing, distribution and recycling.

Mr. Bar-On is a leading practitioner in the field of municipal tax law and local government related disputes and is heading the Local-Government Department in our law firm.

Mr. Bar-On is heading the Municipal Tax Appeal Tribunal in the city of Hod Hasharon.

Mr. Bar-On is also engaged in providing legal services to corporate and private individuals who are active business in the Republic of Hungary or coming from Hungary to do business in Israel, in various areas such as banking, insurance, import of goods, real estate etc.

Mr. Bar-On has been involved in numerous high-profile cases of litigation, bankruptcy and receivership, occasionally acting as court-appointed Liquidator or company Officer in “Chapter-Eleven” style operations and subsequent sale of assets or going-concern.

Economic studies (cum laude) at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia USA (1980)

Law studies (LL.B) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1985)

Previously Mr. Bar-On served as a legal intern for the Attorney-General of the State of Israel (Prof. Yitzhak Zamir) (1985) and in Boazson Argov Avimor law firm of Jerusalem (1986). Prior to the founding of our law firm in 1992 Mr. Bar-On was a senior associate lawyer with Kantor Elhanani Tal & Co.

In the early 1980’s Mr. Bar-On served as the Coordinator of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel.

Mr. Bar-On is active in the Israeli Friends organization of Haifa University and is the Chairman of the Acting Committee of the Haifa Forum for Brain and Behavior at Haifa University.

Mr. Bar-On is the founder and chairperson of a wine club and is involved in several wine-related initiatives. 

Mr. Bar-On holds a Notary license.

Languages: Hebrew, English, Arabic, Hungarian.