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.

Representative Matters

Representative Matters Apr 01, 2019 Veridian Corporation and Whitby Hydro Complete Merger
Representative Matters Jan 01, 2019 Guelph Hydro and Alectra Complete Amalgamation
Representative Matters Jul 09, 2018 Spark Power Corp. Completes Acquisition of Bullfrog Power
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Recent Developments

Publications Article Jun 01, 2020 CRA Resumes Audit Activity
Publications Article May 22, 2020 COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Tax Residency Relief
Publications Article May 22, 2020 Tax Limitation and Appeal Periods Extended
Publications Article May 14, 2020 Doing Business in Canada - Spring 2020
Events May 14, 2020 The Great Pause: Legal Lens on Business During the Pandemic from China, Italy, Germany, U.K., U.S. & Canada CPD Information: 1.25 Substantive Hours for Lawyers
Events Apr 16, 2020 Utilizing the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy to Benefit Your Business CPD Information: 1 Substantive Hour for Lawyers
Publications Article Apr 12, 2020 The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Comes Into Force

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