The firm can handle all aspects of a canadian or international tax planning for all type of corporation including private and multinational corporations. Our tax lawyers, with their expertise in worldwide intricate transactions, aim to provide pratical, creative and value added solutions for their clients. Seguin Racine’s tax department works closely with fellow firm colleagues in order to provide a team-oriented approach personalized to each client, wether such client be an individual, a private corporation or a public corporation. Law firms and accounting firms seek the fiscal expertise of our firm on a regular basis in order to effectively serve their own clientele. Over the years, the firm has gained credibility primarily with four type of clients :

  • Various kind of corporations dealing with purchase and sale transactions, merger and acquisitions, corporate reorganization, financing, recapitalisation operation or estate planning;
  • Entrepreneurs, shareholders and their families in order to protect their assets, maximize available tax benefits, promote intergenerational transfers;
  • All types of settlement of private trusts, including family trusts, in order to mange disposal of assets, distribution and liquidation in favour of the beneficiaries and the 21 year deemed disposition rule;
  • Charitable organizations or foundations on a wide range of issues including the initial set-up and the obtention of charitable status;

As a results of its strong legal and tax expertise, the firm has a leading implication in tax related discussions, the most recent of which was in Supreme Court of Canada in a case related to the remedy of rectification. Seguin Racine also use its expertise in front of other competent bodies, including the Tax Court of Canada, Federal and Quebec Court of Appeal.

Seguin Racine is monitoring legislative proposals and tax news. The firm works to create innovative, efficient and customized strategies to meet the specific needs of its clients, the whole in conformity with applicable laws and regulations. Our tax services include the following area of expertise :

Consulting services

Analyse of tax consequences for various transactions including : (i) Take-over bid or reverse take-over; (ii) Private investments and flow-through investments; (iii) Acquisition or exchange of shares; (iv) Plans of arrangement or mergers; or (v) Stock option plan.

Legal advice in all tax matters and request of advance income tax rulings and canadian goods and services Taxes (GST, HST, QST) from federal and provincial tax authorities;

Tax planning

Tax and estate planning in all fields of industry, including the drafting and implementation of family trusts, asset protection trusts, discretionary trusts, trust wills, limited or general partnerships.

Tax litigation

Representing clients before courts of law in a wide range of litigations and issues, including tax audits from tax authorities negociations, objection and appeal procedures, related to private or public corporation, foundations, trust, non-profit organizations, partnerships.

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Serge M. Racine


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