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SorbaraLaw’s tax services focus upon enterprise and financial structuring as well as succession and personal tax planning for business owners. Such services include enterprise structuring & reorganizations, acquisitions & divestitures and investments & financings, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions generally and foreign businesses entering the Canadian market in particular.

We provide legal expertise in

  • Cross-border acquisition and divestiture structuring
  • Cross-border investment and finance structuring
  • Domestic enterprise structuring & reorganizations
  • Federal and provincial sales tax
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholder tax planning
  • Succession planning
  • Trusts

 

Representative Transactions

  • Advised on all Canadian tax issues arising in respect of the sale of a group of private Canadian corporations to a public non-resident multi-national; including, structuring and implementing the tax-effective exchange and cancellation of employee stock options;
  • Structured and implemented the reorganization of family holding companies and trusts to effect payment of a $2.4m settlement on a non-taxable basis;
  • Advised on the application of Canadian and Ontario sales taxes to a U.S.-resident corporation on the importation of electricity into Ontario from the U.S.;
  • Structured the purchase, development and sale of numerous foreign-owned wind and solar projects;
  • Structured the sale to a UK public company of Canadian private company shares held by both Canadian residents and a foreign trust;
    Structured the acquisition of manufacturing facilities in Ontario and Quebec by a U.S.-resident group of companies; including all sales tax, land transfer tax and sundry income tax issues;
  • Advised upon the tax-deferred exchange of shares in a U.S. mining company for shares in the capital of a Canadian corporation; and
 

Our clients Include

  • Software development & licensing
  • Virtual reality production & streaming
  • Feature film production, both animated and live action
  • Telecommunications
  • Wind and solar project development
  • Commercial real estate development
  • Mining