Michael A. Selchen TEP


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2022

Admitted to the Manitoba Bar: 2005

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Education

Michael draws on his in-depth understanding of tax and corporate law to help clients take advantage of business opportunities and develop strategies to mitigate tax. He advises a wide range of clients across Canada and internationally.

Michael is a member of the firm’s Tax and Estates & Trusts Groups. His practice involves personal and corporate tax planning, shareholder disputes and remediation, succession planning, corporate reorganizations, restructuring and cross-border transactions. He also has extensive experience advising on inbound and outbound tax structuring; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate financings; investment fund structuring and taxation; tax controversy resolution; and private client services.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada for his expertise in Tax Law
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner designation (TEP)
  • Stikeman Elliot/Carswell National Tax Award

Professional Involvement


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association

Teaching Engagements

  • Past Course Contributor, Corporate Tax, Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba).
  • Past Co-Instructor, Corporations II, Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba).

Selected Speaking Engagements

Co-Speaker, "Post Mortem Planning – Where Are We Now?," CALU 2023 Conference & AGM, 2023.

Co-Moderator and Presenter, “Update on Tax Issues in the Transportation Industry,” Canadian Transport Lawyers Association Conference, 2019.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, "Transfers of Partnership-Owned Insurance on Cessation of the Partnership," Thomson Reuters Federated Press Insurance Planning – Volume XXVIII, No.4, October 27, 2023.


  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada – Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – Corporate Reorganizations Course
  • CPA In-Depth Tax Course Parts I, II and III
  • Canadian Bar Association – Tax Law For Lawyers
  • LLB, University of Manitoba, 2004
  • Canadian Securities Course (Hons.)
  • B.Comm. (Hons.) in Finance (with Distinction), University of Manitoba, 1999
  • BA, University of Manitoba, 1995