Tax Law

Corporate
Tax Planning

Minimize tax, optimize the bottom line and preserve assets in the most efficient way possible.

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