Highlights

Our tax advice has helped our clients affect successful transactions in a variety of industries. We have extensive experience in the use of all legal structures, including limited partnerships, joint ventures, corporations and trusts.

We have experience in:
  • Tax planning for startup businesses
  • Tax planning for mature businesses
  • Tax loss transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Reorganizations, restructuring and financing
  • Insolvency and debt restructuring
  • Real estate transactions
  • Flow-through shares
  • Public and private royalty trusts, income trusts and REITs
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Private equity investment funds, venture capital and startup companies
  • Inbound and outbound investments
  • Employment compensation
  • Contractor compensation
  • Equity-based compensation
  • Asset protection trusts
  • GST / HST
  • Resource taxation
  • Tax disputes
  • Tax compliance
  • Negotiating with CRA auditors and appeals officers
  • Negotiating with Department of Justice lawyers
  • Disputes concerning taxation of particular corporate structures
  • Voluntary disclosures with various tax administrators to correct past tax compliance errors
  • Disputes concerning taxation of commercial transactions and agreements
  • Disputes regarding taxation of particular industries
  • Disputes involving GST / HST and withholding tax
  • Appearing before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal

Clients

  • Publicly traded companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Law firms
  • Canadian companies expanding abroad including to the U.S.
  • U.S. companies expanding to Canada
  • Governments and their agencies
  • Charities and not-for-profit associations

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