Law Firms Langley - Our firm has over fifty lawyers able to provide sound advice and cost-efficient solutions about various tax concerns. In our country, we have one of the largest Tax Law Groups, and our team is multidisciplinary, entrepreneurial and multi-jurisdictional.
Our lawyers come from diverse backgrounds, bringing high levels of expertise, knowledge, in addition to sensitivity to their clients' complex taxation needs. Our Tax Law Group represents clients in key businesses consisting of computer equipment, automotive, manufacturing and processing, software, gas and oil, finance and banking, and real estate. We are well positioned in new businesses like for example cleantech, greentech, and other growing technological areas.
Our Tax Law Group consists of five primary specialties: International Trade, Corporate Tax, Customs and Commodity Tax; Dispute Resolution and Tax Litigation; Private Client Services; and Not-for-Profit and Charities. We maintain a wide network of global contacts and relationships, which enables us to efficiently assist clients whose businesses require cross-border and worldwide transactions. Our presence at significant worldwide and national tax seminars and conferences involves presentations on various tax issues.
When dealing with Corporate Tax, we offer advice for our client's regarding tax filings and tax risks. We have expertise in the areas of: reorganizations of public and private businesses; the implementation and structuring of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and financings; real estate investment trusts (REITs); investment funds; income trusts and other entities; 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 problems, cross-border trade, commodity taxes, trade remedy law (AD/CV), retail sales taxes, and property tax concerns. Our lawyers are knowledgeable at providing advice about difficult sales tax transactions to assist clients across all client groups and industries. We represent clients in complex dispute resolution issues with the tax departments. We are known for our practical, result-oriented approach to resolving disputes, advance planning, income tax litigation and assisting in voluntary disclosures. Our Group often makes representations before trade regulation bodies regarding international trade/import-export issues. Our clients benefit from our advice on customs compliance problems. These comprise such areas 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 comprises Municipal Assessment and Property Tax lawyers who specialize in the laws concerning tax assessment and real estate, consisting of municipal law, leasing, development and government relations.
Our Tax Litigation lawyers regularly act for clients in matters before the Tax Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Throughout the tax appeal process we help clients in negotiations with CRA and IRS along with various taxing authorities at the notice of audit and objection phases. We have the goal of resolving disputes early in a cost effective manner.
Private Client Services
We have been able to assist some of the most successful private individuals and family enterprises utilizing our Private Client Services. We are able to help them in their long-term as well as day-to-day planning. Our services include estate planning, succession planning, estate administration, personal tax, estate and trust litigation, incapacity and elder law.
Not-For-Profit and Charities
Our Charities and Not-for-Profit Group, we could assist the various domestic and international organizations with tax regulatory issues, which might include cross border financing. Our group maintains government relations which benefit the not-for-profit sector and charities. We offer expert representation for charities in controversial audits. Our lawyers are called upon to make presentations at major legal and sector conferences, and to author charity tax articles and books.
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