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Taxation and Estate Planning

Taxation and Estate Planning

Everyone knows the old saying: "The only two certainties in life are death and taxes."

A person’s death almost always has tax implications, which sometimes can prove to be a heavy burden for the estate. Furthermore, a poorly executed estate planning can be a source of conflict and uncertainty, and can occasionally result in tax issues that could otherwise have been avoided.   

Our professionals, tested and recognized practitioners in their field, can assist you in implementing an income tax and estate planning solution that best fits your circumstances, that truly respects your last will and that is tax efficient. We are recognized for our expertise in setting up trusts, in negotiating and drafting shareholders’ agreements, as well as in drafting testamentary trusts, thereby ensuring that the various aspects of your tax and estate planning are best synchronized. And, even after a person’s death, we are able to assist the estate in reducing its tax burden, through post mortem planning.

Our taxation team can also counsel you on the tax consequences of any commercial transactions that involve an in-kind or monetary exchange. The tax impacts of such transactions can often impede their viability or sustainability, which is why our services are frequently retained to facilitate the tax aspects of a transaction or to implement long-term tax planning.

In the event of a disagreement or litigation with tax authorities, we are able to defend your best interest regardless of the level of government involved. Our sterling reputation and our ability to focus on the fiscal issues of a given situation serve us well in entering into constructive negotiations with tax authorities and in obtaining settlements that satisfy our clients.

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