Tax Controversy

  • Appeals of Notices of Assessment, Notices of Reassessment, Notices of Determination, and Notices of Redetermination
  • Audit assistance
  • Characterization of workers as contractors
  • Director’s liability
  • Gross negligence penalties
  • Net worth assessments
  • Rectification/rescission
  • Taxpayer penalty and interest relief application
  • Voluntary disclosures

Tax Planning

  • Business purchase or sale
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Creation of professional corporations
  • Establishment of domestic and foreign trust
  • Estate freezes
  • Estate planning
  • Executive compensation and incentive awards
  • Immigration and emigration planning
  • Income splitting
  • Real estate taxation
  • Tax-deferred transfers/rollovers

Corporate Commercial

  • Implementation of reorganizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Structuring, formation, continuance, wind-up, and revival of corporations

Charities and Not-for-Profits

  • Integrations of charities and not-for-profits
  • Review of letters patent, articles, by-laws, and other governing documentation
  • Corporate governance
  • Formation of charities and not-for-profits
  • Transition from Corporations Act to Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (Ontario) (ONCA)
  • Education regulatory compliance
  • Public college law
  • Public-private partnerships

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