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Robert Worthington

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Being a former professional musician, my philanthropic pursuits include music and the arts.

My broad-based tax practice includes advising corporations and their shareholders on domestic and cross-border investments, transactions and business structures.

I have implemented corporate reorganizations for businesses in a variety of industries and provided tax advice on financing and M&A transactions. My practice involves a significant international tax component, acting for clients ranging from owner-managed businesses to public companies. I have also successfully negotiated favorable outcomes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Education

  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) Designation, 2013, Certification
  • University of Alberta, 2003, Bachelor of Laws

Call to the Bar

  • 2008, Law Society of British Columbia
  • 2004, Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • Structuring advice for inbound investment for non-residents carrying on business in Canada.
  • Implementation of cross-border financing strategies to maximize interest deductions.
  • Facilitating shareholder buy-outs in a tax-efficient manner.
  • Hybrid asset/share sales to provide tax advantages to both vendors and purchasers of private corporations.
  • Advising on the judicious use of trusts for asset protection and tax efficiencies.
  • Unconventional tax strategies using derivatives and financial instruments.
  • Business succession planning.
  • Private company reorganizations to minimize the erosion of family wealth from double tax on death.
  • Planning to mitigate departure tax for Canadians emigrating to other countries.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Global Vice Chair, GGI International Tax Practice Group
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, International Fiscal Associate
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
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Being a former professional musician, my philanthropic pursuits include music and the arts.

Insights

  • Finance Minister Morneau’s Tax Proposals Harm the Elderly, Disabled, and Immigrants
  • The July 2017 Tax Proposals:
  • GST Double Tax Problem when importing goods into Canada
  • Who Is the Taxpayer – the Estate or the Beneficiary?
  • GST on Imports into Canada
  • Privilege for Tax Advice:
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