Prof. Adam Hofri-Winogradow

Adam Hofri
Montesquieu Chair in Comparative Law
Room 208

Adam Hofri-Winogradow is a scholar of the law of trusts, the law of corporations and the law of trusts taxation. Prof. Hofri's expertise encompasses Israeli trust law, the trust law of many other jurisdictions, and the use of trusts in practice.
Adam makes use of most research methods used by legal scholars: doctrinal research, economic analysis of law, empirical legal studies using both quantitative and qualitative methods, legal theory, law and society, comparative law, legal history and more. 
Adam is a winner, int. al., of the Zeltner Prize for Young Researchers, the Cegla Prize, and two Israel Science Foundation research grants. He has lectured at the EU Parliament in Brussels, the Danish Parliament, and to senior administrators of Scandinavian tax authorities. Adam has taught, as visiting Professor, at the law schools of the University of Virginia, Georgetown University, the University of British Columbia, Western Ontario University, and the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London. He has also served as Martin Flynn Global Law Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. 
Adam is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP).
He published in leading journals such as the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (two articles), the Law Quarterly Review, Iowa Law Review (two articles), the Modern Law Review, University of Toronto Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, U.C. Davis Law Review, Law & Social Inquiry and Law & History Review.


Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, LL.B., Cum Laude, 2003.
Tel Aviv University School of History, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and Ideas, M.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2005.
University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, D.Phil., 2007.
Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners,  Diploma in International Trust Management, with Distinction, 2010.


Representative publications

  1. A Commentary on the Trusts Act, 5739-1979 (in preparation).
  2. "The Irreducible Cores of Trustee Obligations", forthcoming in the Law Quarterly Review (2023). 
  3. "The Use of Trusts to Subvert the Law: An Analysis and Critique" (with Mark Bennett), 41(3) Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 692–718 (2021).
  4. “The Statutory Liberalization of Trust Law across 152 Jurisdictions: Leaders, Laggards and the Market for Fiduciary Services”, 53 UC Davis Law Review 2313-2355 (2020).    
  5. “Trust Parties’ Uniquely Easy Access to Rescission:  Analysis, Critique and Reform” (with Gad Weiss), 82 Modern Law Review 777-799 (2019).    
  6. “Property Transfers to Caregivers: a Comparative Analysis” (with Richard Kaplan), 103 Iowa Law Review 1997-2025 (2018).
  7. “Trust Jurisdiction Clauses: their Proper Ambit”, 13 Journal of Private International Law 519-545 (2017).
  8. “Trust Proliferation: a View from the Field”, 31(3) Trust Law International 152-182 (2017).
  9. "The Demand for Fiduciary Services: Evidence from the Market in Private Donative Trusts", 68 Hastings Law Journal 931-1006 (2017).
  10. "Contract, Trust and Corporation: from Contrast to Convergence", 102 Iowa Law Review 1691-1717 (2017).
  11. "The Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution", 65 University of Toronto Law Journal 1-47 (2015).