Law Firms Chilliwack - Our firm has a Tax Law Group consisting of fifty lawyers providing cost-efficient solutions and sound advice about various tax topics. One of the biggest Tax Law Groups within the country, our growing team is multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial and multi-jurisdictional.
Our lawyers come from various backgrounds, bringing high levels of expertise, knowledge, along with understanding to their clients' complicated taxation requirements. Our Tax Law Group represents clients in key industries, comprising automotive, computer equipment, manufacturing and processing, software, gas and oil, finance and banking, and real estate. We are well positioned in new trades like greentech, cleantech, and other burgeoning technological fields.
Our Tax Law Group comprises five primary specialties: International Trade, Corporate Tax, Customs and Commodity Tax; Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Private Client Services; and Not-for-Profit and Charities. We maintain a wide network of global relationships and contacts, which allows us to successfully assist clients whose companies need global and cross-border transactions. Our presence at significant national and international tax seminars and conferences involves presentations about several tax matters.
When handling Corporate Tax, we provide advice for our client's regarding tax risks and tax filings. We have knowledge in the fields of: reorganizations of private and public companies; the structuring and implementation of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and financings; real estate investment trusts (REITs); investment funds; other entities and income trusts; international tax; transfer pricing; cross-border taxation; and executive compensation concerns.
International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax
Our International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax specialty handles import-export concerns, cross-border trade, commodity taxes, trade remedy law (AD/CV), retail sales taxes, and property tax issues. Our lawyers are skilled at providing suggestion on difficult sales tax transactions to assist clients across all industries and client groups. We represent clients in difficult dispute resolution issues with the tax departments. We are known for our results-oriented, practical approach to resolving disputes, advance planning, assisting in voluntary disclosures, and income tax litigation. Our Group frequently makes representations before trade regulation bodies regarding international trade/import-export concerns. Our clientele benefit from our suggestion concerning customs compliance matters. These consist of such fields as tariff classification, calculation of value of duty and preferential access rules of origin. Our lawyers act for clients in customs seizures and AMPs (Administrative Monetary Penalties). The Tax Law Group includes Municipal Assessment and Property Tax lawyers who specialize in the laws about tax assessment and real estate, comprising development, government relations, municipal law and leasing.
Our Tax Litigation lawyers frequently act for clients in concerns before the Tax Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. During the tax appeal process we help clients in negotiations with CRA and IRS along with different taxing authorities at the notice of objection and audit phases. We have the goal of resolving disputes early in a cost effective method.
Private Client Services
Our Private Client Services specialty assists some of the most successful private family enterprises and individuals in their long-term in addition to day-to-day planning. Our services include succession planning, estate planning, personal tax, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, incapacity and elder law.
Not-For-Profit and Charities
Our Not-for-Profit specialty and Charities involves assisting international and domestic organizations with tax regulatory issues, like for instance cross border financing. Our tax lawyers maintain government relationships that 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 sector and legal conferences, and to author charity tax books and articles.
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