Fred Purkey joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group in Montréal

Montréal, February 5, 2018 — McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Fred Purkey to the Montréal office as an equity partner in the National Tax group, bringing the firm’s clients a wealth of experience in tax planning and transactional tax.

“Fred’s unique skills and experience developed over the last two decades will be invaluable in protecting our clients’ tax interests in the context of large M&As, corporate reorganizations and complex tax structuring issues,” said Christian Meighen, partner and Practice Group Leader for the national tax practice. “Fred’s practical, client-oriented approach, and collaborative attitude, as well as his desire to mentor and develop others, are fully aligned with our firm’s values. We are thrilled for our clients and for our team that Fred has chosen to continue his career at McCarthy Tétrault.”

“McCarthy Tétrault is top of the league tables in deals, with a deep pool of top tier public clients,” said Fred. “The firm’s large, nationally integrated practice has the talent to handle any deal of any size. I wanted to be a part of that team helping clients with challenging, complex and fast moving M&A transactions.”

Fred advises on the income tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions of public and private corporations, corporate reorganizations, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, financing structures and private equity funds. He acts for large commercial real estate entities with holdings in Québec and elsewhere in Canada, as well as for international corporations doing business in Canada. He also advises Canadian companies on goods and services tax matters, and employee compensation arrangements. Fred writes widely on tax issues, and lends his expertise to panels at national and international tax conferences. Clients can rely on his proven ability to solve tax issues with creative solutions to ensure a successful transaction.

McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group is distinguished by its winning combination of exceptional experience in tax law planning and in tax disputes, making us a formidable presence in the boardroom and the courtroom. Our tax lawyers work seamlessly with our clients’ corporate counsel and business teams to ensure that business transactions are structured to optimize both the business and the tax considerations. Backed by our long history of pre-eminent advice on some of the largest and most complex corporate transactions in Canada, we focus on developing novel tax strategies that are efficient from both Canadian and international perspectives.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, advising on large and complex assignments for Canadian and international interests. The firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Built on a unique model of collaboration, the firm brings its legal talent, industry knowledge and practice experience, wherever needed, to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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