Tax advisory and planning services

Cox & Palmer’s tax advisory lawyers have extensive experience advising on personal and business tax issues and on implementing tax planned structures, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.  Our tax group’s expertise includes:

  • corporate reorganizations and business ventures;
  • tax advisory for mergers and acquisitions;
  • advising on and implementing cross-border structures, investments and reorganizations;
  • business sales and succession planning;
  • family trusts;
  • Partnerships and joint ventures;
  • taxation of employment arrangements;
  • implementation and reorganization of debt and equity financing structures;
  • advising on GST/HST matters; and
  • providing tax opinions and technical analysis.

Tax advocacy, dispute and litigation services

Cox & Palmer has lawyers across the region specializing in tax advocacy, dispute and litigation matters with comprehensive experience in navigating tax controversy at every stage. Our tax group’s expertise includes:

  • income tax and GST/HST disputes;
  • audit and proposal stage advisory, advocacy and resolution;
  • preparing notices of objection and submissions to tax authorities;
  • providing representation and negotiating with tax authorities at settlement conferences; and
  • tax litigation and representation before federal and provincial taxing authorities and courts, including the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.

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Employee Ownership Trusts – A New Business Succession Alternative

A majority of small business owners plan to exit their business over the next decade. [1] For many business owners there may not be a family successor ready and willing to take on the business. To address this impending “succession crisis”, the 2023 Federal Budget, released by the Department of Finance on March 28, 2023, […]

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