Areas of Practice


  • Planning
  • Income
  • Capital
  • Goods and Services
  • Family Business
  • Estates
  • Trusts
  • Rulings
  • Appeals

The firm’s tax lawyers advise clients directly and support other lawyers in structuring business reorganizations, company financing, family businesses, trusts, estate plans and settlements.  We also advise clients about the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and real estate transactions, both domestic and international.  Our lawyers undertake individual and corporate tax planning, considering income, commodity and other federal and provincial taxes.  OWEN BIRD applies for advance income tax rulings and makes representations to tax authorities.  With the strong support of our business lawyers, OWEN BIRD offers the benefits of an integrated approach to business and tax planning.