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Corporate Commercial Securities
Estates, Trusts & Taxation
LAW SCHOOL: University of Alberta
BAR ADMISSIONS: Alberta (2012)
MaryAnne is an experienced tax lawyer whose major in accounting and experience with the Department of Justice Canada allows her to provide specialized advice in both tax planning and tax dispute resolution.
MaryAnne typically advises clients on corporate and individual tax planning, tax-effective estate planning, purchase and sale of business, business succession planning and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency. She has experience working with Corporations, not-for-profits, charities, and trusts.
Based in Edmonton, MaryAnne practices throughout Alberta.
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MaryAnne assists individuals, private corporations, public entities, not-for-profits, partnerships and other entities regarding tax considerations in relation to major transactions and to ensure they are structured in a tax efficient manner, helping her clients meet the goals of their stakeholders. Effective tax planning is essential to avoiding unnecessary tax expenses. MaryAnne:
MaryAnne has a reputation for problem solving and enjoys assisting clients faced with tax disputes at all phases, from audit to court. She takes an economical approach to the law, helping her clients evaluate risks and make the right business decisions.
Having articled with the Department of Justice and Public Prosecution Service of Canada, MaryAnne has experience working with tax officials and on behalf of the CRA which helps her to obtain the most economical solutions to her client's tax problems. She has successfully resolved files with justice lawyers and has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Provincial Court, the Alberta Queen’s Bench Master’s Chambers and the Justice Chambers.
Her experience in tax disputes includes:
As both a corporate and tax lawyer, MaryAnne provides charities and not-for-profit organizations with the expertise to effectively and efficiently deal with the CRA, establish good governance, and handle their affairs. MaryAnne has extensive experience assisting charities become registered with the CRA, assisting charities and not-for-profits to comply with their obligations under the Income Tax Act and provincial legislation, and representing charities in disputes with the Charities Department.