McCarthy Tétrault Strengthens Indirect Tax Practice with Leading Expert Randy Schwartz

McCarthy Tétrault is pleased to welcome Randy Schwartz as a partner in the Firm’s National Tax Group in Toronto. Randy is considered one of Canada’s top indirect tax advisors and has a wealth of experience in helping clients navigate the complexities of this space. This strategic addition further strengthens McCarthy Tétrault’s indirect tax advisory profile in the market and across industry lines.

Over the past several decades, Randy has built a reputation as a leading indirect tax advisor who seamlessly solves clients’ most complex challenges. Highly sought after for his strong technical expertise and ability to develop innovative, tax-efficient structures, Randy advises clients on goods and services/harmonized sales tax, provincial sales taxes, value-added taxes, sales and use taxes along with excise taxes and duties. Randy leverages his deeply engrained knowledge of the evolving digital services tax space to help clients strategize and stay ahead of the regulatory changes that could impact their business. Clients also appreciate that Randy is a trusted business advisor who has a thorough understanding of the industries in which they operate. Focused on delivering significant client value, Randy has extensive experience in cross-border transactions in the energy, automotive, manufacturing, telecommunication and information technology industries. He also has a strong record of success working with clients to resolve disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities.

Randy frequently writes thought leadership content and is consistently recognized by various industry publications, including the International Tax Review Indirect Tax Leaders guide and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

“The legislation governing the indirect tax landscape is becoming more complex, the Canada Revenue Agency is becoming even more aggressive and the legislation is expanding with the implementation of digital services taxes by the federal government and certain provinces,” said Raj Juneja, partner and Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Tax Group. “Now more than ever, clients need the very best indirect tax advice to help them navigate this area and assist with disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Randy’s deep knowledge of the indirect tax space will assist clients immensely. We are thrilled to have Randy join our Firm and he is the perfect complement to our fully integrated national team of experts.”   

McCarthy Tétrault’s tax expertise and knowledge of Canada’s tax regime is widely recognized. Our team is distinguished by its winning combination of exceptional experience in tax law planning and in tax disputes, making us a formidable presence in the courtroom and the boardroom. Helping clients navigate the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings and securitizations, and other transactions, we bring clarity and pragmatism to complicated tax issues that could otherwise derail business goals. Our expertise encompasses the entire gamut of tax controversies, concerning audits, requests for information, objections, searches and seizures and appeals. In working with us, clients gain a team with experience on some of the most complex tax issues and precedent-setting cases across the country. Learn more about our Tax Practice.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault LLP 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 an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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