Local or international, we have you covered for tax planning. From corporate reorganizations to the formation of business structures in the USA or the Far East and Europe in conjunction with our worldwide Meritas Law affilition, we approach all tax services with a focus on you and your business’s needs.

Whether you operate in Canada or internationally, Boughton can help you with any tax planning services you may need. We are one of the largest groups of lawyers that are part of Meritas® Canada Tax, a collection of Canadian firms that work together with the international Meritas affiliation. As such, we are uniquely positioned to advise international clients on a variety of tax matters. Not only can we structure your legal arrangements, we can also document and defend them against revenue authorities around the globe.

For Canadian clients, we advise on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, and the preservation of wealth. In addition we have unique tax a legal expertise in the establishment of First Nation business structures. For international clients, we advise on Canada-US border transactions, international debt, equity financing arrangements, the formation or reorganization of non-resident trust structures, and international business structures for investments in Canada.

We also offer tax dispute resolution with Canadian tax authorities through our Tax Disputes Practice Group. Click here to learn more.

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    Over the past 15 years the Tax Group at Boughton Law has  advised numerous First Nations in British Columbia and the far North involving hundreds of millions in  investment funds regarding  tax effective First Nation Trust settlements and related business partnership structures as well as updating First Nation Trust structures to take full advantage of current tax interpretations by the government of Canada.

    Boughton Law has also advised numerous Asian interests on investing in Canadian real estate developments and the tax issues associated with financing those investments and dealing with BC’s unique restrictive foreign owners tax regime, as well as advising on the tax consequences of Canadians returning to Canada from foreign jurisdictions such as Hong Kong.

    In addition to a wide variety of tax effective  corporate restructuring planning Boughton Law’s Tax  team has advised on hundreds of estate plans, including the estate freezes involving Family Trusts, Joint Partner and Alter Ego Trusts, over the past years.

    Boughton Law has also provided the full range of tax and related legal advice on countless share and asset purchase and sale transactions, including advising on employment matters, non-competition contracts and all legal aspects including advice regarding the US tax implications arising on  the purchase and sale of businesses on a tax effective basis.

    Boughton Law Contact: William H. Cooper Jonah Spiegelman and Catherine Kim


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    2007 – 2009 Completed extensive business structure reviews and provided recommendations for restructuring for three Indigenous Peoples.
    Boughton Law Contact: William H. Cooper and Jeffrey S. Glasner

    2007 – 2009 Provided tax dispute services related to business structure for businesses operated by Indigenous individuals.
    Boughton Law Contact: Jeffrey S. Glasner