Nicolas Cloutier joins McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group

Montreal, September 8, 2014 — McCarthy Tétrault is delighted to welcome Nicolas Cloutier as partner in the firm’s Tax Group. With more than 15 years of experience in tax litigation and dispute resolution, Mr. Cloutier will provide insightful advice to the firm’s clients regarding their most critical business issues.

"We are very pleased that Nicolas has joined us," said Doug Cannon, national practice group leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s tax group. "Our tax litigators develop imaginative solutions to address our client’s evolving tax litigation needs and Nicolas adds significant expertise and experience to our team. Our clients will greatly benefit from his valuable strategic and practical tax litigation counsel."

"The tax litigation group’s integrated, team approach makes the practice at McCarthy Tétrault marketplace-relevant, sustainable and special," said Nicolas Cloutier. "This is truly beneficial to clients with highly complex tax matters."

Mr. Cloutier, who will be based in the Montreal office, is highly regarded as a leading tax dispute resolution lawyer, regularly appearing before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He acts for large Canadian corporations on income and sales tax disputes and has extensive experience in challenging commercial property tax assessments. Mr. Cloutier is a regular contributor to the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF).

McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group advises clients on a range of tax matters, including corporate tax planning, tax disputes, sales and commodity tax, and trusts and estates planning. The group has extensive experience providing creative and reliable counsel on domestic and international transactions. Its lawyers have served in government and private sector tax departments, and are active in professional bodies, including the International Fiscal Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation. The tax litigation team has been invited to present to the Tax Executive Institute’s Litigation Day on September 18, 2014.

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 and in 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.