Law Firms Burnaby - Our firm has a Tax Law Group comprising fifty lawyers offering sound advice and cost-efficient solutions on a wide array of tax topics. Among the biggest Tax Law Groups in the nation, our growing team is multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial and multi-jurisdictional.
In order to help our client's with their difficult taxation requirements, our clients come from various backgrounds, bringing high levels of expertise and knowledge. Our company of tax lawyers represent various clientele in key trades, comprising computer equipment, automotive, processing and manufacturing, software, oil and gas, finance and banking, and real estate. We are well positioned in new industries like cleantech, greentech, and various burgeoning technological fields.
Our Tax Law Group consists of five primary specialties: Corporate Tax; International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax; Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Private Client Services; and Not-for-Profit and Charities. We maintain a wide network of worldwide relationships and contacts, which allows us to successfully assist clients whose companies require global and cross-border transactions. Our presence at significant national and global tax conferences and seminars involves presentations about a variety of tax problems.
Within our Corporate Tax specialty, we provide sound recommendation to clients about tax filings and tax risks. We have skill in the following areas: reorganizations of public and private businesses; the structuring and implementation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and financings; real estate investment trusts (REITs); investment funds; income trusts and other entities; international tax; transfer pricing; cross-border taxation; and executive compensation concerns.
International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax
When handling International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax, we can help on the numerous complicated sales tax transactions in fields such as import-export concerns, cross-border trade, commodity taxes, trade remedy law (AD/CV), retail sales taxes, and property tax concerns across all industries. We represent clients in difficult dispute resolution concerns with the tax departments. We are known for our results-oriented, practical method to advance planning, resolving disputes, assisting in voluntary disclosures, and income tax litigation. Our Group frequently makes representations before trade regulation bodies about international trade/import-export matters. Our clients benefit from our advice regarding customs compliance matters. These comprise such areas as preferential access rules of origin, tariff classification, and the calculation of value for duty. Our lawyers act for clients in customs seizures and AMPs (Administrative Monetary Penalties). The Tax Law Group consists of Property Tax and Municipal Assessment lawyers who specialize in the laws about tax assessment and real estate, comprising municipal law, leasing, development and government relations.
In tax litigation, our lawyers usually act for clients in problems before the Tax Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Throughout the process of tax appeal, we help our clients in their negotiations with the CRA or IRS and whatever other taxing authority at the phases of notice of audit and objection. We have the objective of resolving disputes early in a cost effective method.
Private Client Services
We have been able to assist some of the most successful private individuals and family enterprises using our Private Client Services. We are able to assist them in their long-term along with day-to-day planning. Our services include estate planning, succession planning, personal tax, estate administration, trust and estate litigation, incapacity and elder law.
Not-For-Profit and Charities
Our Charities and Not-for-Profit specialty comprises assisting domestic and international organizations with tax regulatory concerns, like for example cross border financing. Our tax lawyers maintain government relations which benefit the non-profit sectors and charities. We offer expert representation for charities in contentious audits. Our lawyers are called upon to make presentations at major legal and sector conferences, and to author charity tax articles and books.
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