Dr. Alon Kaplan, LLM (Jerusalem), PhD (Zurich), TEP, Founder and President of STEP Israel, was admitted to the Israel Bar in 1970, was appointed a notary in 1989, and practices law in Tel Aviv and international. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1990. Member of International bar association, American bar association, Actec, International Academy of Estate and Trust law
He has taught in the LLM program at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Law and was a Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the STEP Diploma Course in Israel.
He has served as a member of Step council and Deputy Chairman of STEP’s Development Committee and has advised the Israel Tax Authority on trust legislation.
He is General Editor of Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions (5th ed. 2020, Globe Law and Business), and is the Israel Country Correspondent for Oxford Journals, Trusts and Trustees. He is author of Trusts in Israel: Development and current practice (2015 Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag), Trusts and Estate Practice in Israel (2016 Juris Publishing), and the Hebrew version of the book Trust and Estate planning in Israel 2017 Halachot publisher. He is co-editor of the book life cycle of family business (2021 Globe law and business).
Alon is a Member of the Board of trustees of IMPACT a charitable organization that awards scholarships to IDF soldiers who have completed their term of duty. He is a member of the board of the Israel Switzerland and Liechtenstein Chamber of commerce.
He has been an active member of the society of friends of Weizmann Institute of Science since 1999 and is a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute.
Alon is a top-ranking attorney in his field of expertise. He is considered as a Senior Statesperson in the field of Private Wealth Law in Israel by Chambers and Partners, where he is described as "highly regarded by peers as a 'guru' and 'the trust expert in Israel'." Chambers and Partners continue to state that "Dr. Kaplan also has expertise in estate planning and charitable trusts for HNW clients," and quotes a local attorney: "He is the founding father of STEP in Israel, and he is very knowledgeable." Dr. Kaplan is also ranked as "Leader" in Dun & Bradstreet's Dun's 100 for attorneys specializing in private clients, and he is named a "Leading Individual" in the category of private clients in Who is Who Legal.
List of books Alon authored and edited: