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Law Firms Pickering - Our firm has a Tax Law Group comprising fifty lawyers providing cost-efficient solutions and sound advice about various tax topics. One of the largest Tax Law Groups in the country, our growing team is entrepreneurial, multi-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary.

Our lawyers come from various backgrounds, bringing high levels of knowledge, expertise, along with sensitivity to their clients' complicated taxation needs. Our Tax Law Group represents clients in key trades consisting of automotive, computer equipment, processing and manufacturing, software, oil and gas, banking and finance, and real estate. We are well positioned in new trades like for example cleantech, greentech, and various growing technological areas.

Our firm targets the five primary specialties: Corporate Tax, International Trade, Customs and Commodity Tax, Dispute Resolutions and Tax Litigation, Private Client Services, and Not-for-Profit and Charities. We maintain a wide network of worldwide relationships and contacts, which enables us to successfully assist clients whose companies require cross-border and international transactions. Our presence at significant national and international tax conferences and seminars involves presentations on various tax problems.

Corporate Tax
Within our Corporate Tax specialty, we provide sound suggestion to clients regarding tax filings and tax risks. We have skill in the following fields: reorganizations of public and private businesses, the implementation and structuring of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) financings and transactions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment funds, income trusts and other entities, international tax, transfer pricing, cross-border taxation, and executive compensation issues.

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 matters. Our lawyers are knowledgeable at offering suggestion regarding difficult sales tax transactions to assist clients across all client groups and industries. We represent clients in difficult dispute resolution problems with the tax departments. We are known for our results-oriented, practical method to resolving disputes, advance planning, income tax litigation and assisting in voluntary disclosures. Our Group frequently makes representations before trade regulation bodies regarding international trade/import-export issues. Our clientele benefit from our recommendation regarding customs compliance issues. These include such fields 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 Property Tax and Municipal Assessment lawyers who specialize in the laws relating to tax assessment and real estate, comprising leasing, development, government relations, and municipal law.

Tax Litigation
Our Tax Litigation lawyers often act for clients in problems before the Federal Court Appeal and tax Court. Through the tax appeal process we help clients in negotiations with CRA and IRS along with different taxing authorities at the notice of audit and objection stage. We have the objective of resolving disputes early in a cost effective manner.

Private Client Services
We have been able to assist some of the most successful private family enterprises and individuals utilizing our Private Client Services. We are able to help them in their long-term as well as day-to-day planning. Our services encompass succession planning, estate planning, personal tax, estate administration, estate and trust litigation, incapacity and elder law.

Not-For-Profit and Charities
Our Not-for-Profit Group and Charities, we can help the many international and domestic organizations with tax regulatory problems, that may comprise cross border financing. Our group maintains government relations which benefit the not-for-profit sector and charities. We provide professional 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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Profit magazine ranked Pickering as amomg the top ten cities within Canada to grow a business. The city of Pickering has several manufacturers situated within the city. Among its main companies are: Eco-Tec Inc. (industrial chemical recovery and water purification systems), PSB Speakers - Lenbrook (stereo machines), Hubbell Canada (electrical equipment), Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma (pharmaceuticals and health & beauty products), and Yorkville Sound (audio machines). The city of Pickering is even the location of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Its original station opened in the year 1971 and had four reactors, and during 2001, OPG7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site. The largest single business in the city is the Ontario Power Generation. Pickering is the founding member of the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance or otherwise referred to as DSEA, and it concentrated on the companies of Areva, Eco-Tec, AECL, Intellimeter, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, as well as Ontario Power Generation.   More