Mr Michel Durand
TEP LL.B D.Fisc

Membership category: Full Member i

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354 rue Raymond
Lasalle
QC
H8P 3P3
Canada

Email: mdurand@lex.tax
Telephone: +1 514 867 9053
Practice Areas: Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Philanthropy, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate, Tax Advisory - Trusts and estate planning, Wills and administration of deceased estates, International client, Succession planning
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Profession:
Estate Planner / Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Tax Advisor
Firm:
Michel Durand, avocat, D. Fisc., TEP
Branch/Chapter:
STEP Montreal
Committees:
Montreal Branch Committee
Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates | International Client
Biography:

I have more than 25 years of legal and tax experience. For several years, in parallel with my legal practice, where I served a client base composed mainly of small to medium-sized businesses, I worked as an editor for a publishing firm specialized in the popularization of legal, tax and financial literature. For the latter, I wrote or revised over 20 books that popularize legal, tax and financial topics, or participated in the writing of such books. Between 2007 and June 2020, I successively joined the taxation services department of three prominent national accounting firms and one prominent Montreal law firm. In July 2020, I opened my own boutique law firm specializing in tax.

I practice in estate and tax planning and corporate reorganizations as well as business acquisitions and sales. I am often called upon to provide advice with regards to the tax consequences of complex transactions. I also represent clients before the tax authorities in connection with administrative procedures regarding audits, objections or voluntary disclosures.

I excel in the management of complex mandates. I carry out my engagements with efficiency, and I am only satisfied when the goals set by my clients are met. My strength resides in my keen ability to identify operational and business weaknesses as well as to provide effective recommendations and sound advice.

I am a frequent speaker on estate, trust and tax matters at conferences and seminars. I have also authored or co-authored numerous articles and presentations on various tax topics. I have been teaching a course on fiscal relationships between corporations at Québec's Association de planification fiscale et financière each year since 2008.

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