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Planning drives success
There’s no denying the importance of tax and estate planning to your business. In today’s
environment being proactive in planning and diligent in implementation is critical to your
success. The lawyers that make up Stewart McKelvey’s Tax, Estates and Trusts practice
group have extensive experience in all aspects of tax and estates work. We will see you
through all phases of your business life cycle, from inception through growth, reorganization,
succession and sale. With the most detail-oriented and creative lawyers in the region,
we address day-to-day and long-term tax, estates and trusts needs of individuals, family
enterprises and complex business organizations.

Strategic direction, efficient results
The lawyers in our Tax, Estates & Trusts group are experts in advising on complex tax
matters. Our team of leading tax lawyers regularly acts on matters such as the planning
and implementation of corporate restructurings and acquisitions, advising multinational
businesses on the structure of their investments in Canada and abroad, and tax planning
for executive compensation. We work in tandem with your accountants and other trusted
advisors, to ensure a multi-disciplinary response to your needs.


We also provide trusted advice to executors and trustees on the administration of estates and
trusts. The estate planning lawyers at our firm work closely with our tax specialists to ensure
that you receive the best counsel possible on estate planning, business succession and trust
or estate administration. When matters become contentious, we will advance and defend
claims involving challenges to wills and estates, claims under dependants’ relief legislation
and similar matters.


Our team regularly advises clients in relation to:


	 •		   Corporate	tax	matters
	 •		   Corporate	tax	planning	and	reorganizations	
	 •		   GST/HST	and	other	commodity	taxes
	 •		   Cross-border	and	international	tax	planning
	 •	    Business	succession	planning
	 •		   Wills,	estates	and	trusts	
	 •		   Estate	and	tax	planning	
	 •		   Estate	administration	and	litigation	
	 •		   Tax	dispute	resolution	and	litigation	with	Canada	Revenue	Agency
	 •		   Charities	and	not-for-profit	entities
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We pride ourselves on making your communications with us simple and are pleased to
provide the contact information for our Tax, Estates & Trusts practice group leader as your
first point of contact with the firm:


Jim Cruickshank
902.420.3394
jcruickshank@stewartmckelvey.com


Should you wish a detailed list and background of our Tax, Estates & Trusts team, please
visit www.stewartmckelvey.com.




Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s first and largest regional law firm. With a distinguished
heritage and premier talent, we have established an international reputation for generating
results. With more than 220 lawyers and 350 staff in our six Atlantic locations, Stewart
McKelvey has a single objective: the best outcome for our clients.

				
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