The Aird & Berlis Tax Group is highly regarded on a national and international basis for domestic and international tax planning, structuring of business transactions and resolving tax disputes. Our lawyers are recognized for innovative domestic and international tax planning and for the development of creative structures. Other law firms and accounting firms regularly seek the expertise of our Tax Group to serve their clients more effectively.
We provide advice on the structuring of all types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, plans of arrangement, financings and sale transactions. We also assist the owners of private corporations in doing succession planning. Lawyers from our Tax Group work closely with our Capital Markets Group and Corporate/Commercial Group to ensure that business transactions, arrangements and strategies produce the most favourable tax consequences possible.
As a result of our strong technical expertise and superior negotiating skills, we are able to successfully represent clients seeking advance tax rulings, handling audits, disputing and negotiating the settlement of tax reassessments and, if necessary, appearing on their behalf in the Tax Court and appellate courts of Canada.