Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Tel: +1 416 863 2400
Fax: +1 416 863 2653
Contact: Jeffrey Trossman
Tel: +1 416 863 4290
Members of the Blakes Tax group across Canada provide our clients with innovative and effective tax advice in all areas of tax law.
Blakes tax lawyers are recognized both in Canada and internationally as leaders in all areas of Canadian tax, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, corporate finance, international tax, transfer pricing, private equity, structured finance, taxation of investment funds, resource taxation and employee benefits. Blakes commodity tax lawyers have unparalleled expertise in customs, sales tax, and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax legislation. Blakes tax controversy and litigation lawyers have the depth, experience and expertise necessary to effectively represent our clients' interests in dealing with tax authorities at all levels, including in the courts.
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|Blake, Cassels & Graydon|
|Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg|
|Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt|
|Tier 2 - Canada|
|Tier 3 - Canada|
|Norton Rose Fulbright|
|Tier 4 - Canada|
|Borden Ladner Gervais, Taxand Canada|
|Tier 5 - Canada|
|Aird & Berlis|
|Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer|
Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a leading firm in the Canadian market. Its tax practice is led by Jeffrey Trossman and comprises 29 partners and 15 other fee earners. New members of the firm include associates Monica Cheng, Shavone Bazarkewich, Matthew Weaver and Eric Brown.
The firm's core practice is corporate income tax. It has also acted as counsel in tax planning and tax dispute matters. Its professionals are deeply experienced in advising clients on complex cross-border transactions and multi-jurisdictional reorganisations.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon also has a team of highly skilled lawyers devoted to deal with commodity tax and customs matters, including HST/GST/QST and other sales taxes. On the dispute front, the firm assists clients in all aspects of the audit and appeal process, including audit management. Further, it has advised on domestic and foreign requirements in relation to the preparation of notices of objection and in the negotiations with the appeals branch of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
In 2016, the firm advised TransCanada Corporation in relation to its acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Columbia Pipeline Group worth approximately $13 billion. It also acted for Trilogy International Partners on its $875-million business combination with Alignvest Acquisition Corporation.