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Law School

McGill University
Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admission

Quebec, 1999
Ontario, 2001

Bringing considerable expertise in Canadian corporate tax law, Geneviève employs a pragmatic, business-oriented approach in assisting both domestic and multinational clients through complex transactions and disputes. She is also highly regarded for her unique prowess in the area of Canadian partnership taxation.

Geneviève Lille is a partner in our National Tax Group in Toronto. As a seasoned tax lawyer, she expertly advises clients on all aspects of Canadian corporate tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate reorganizations and investment structures. Drawing on her extensive expertise in tax planning and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities, Geneviève devises strategic solutions that empower clients to solve corporate tax situations proactively and successfully.

Geneviève boasts significant experience in providing tactical tax advice to high-profile companies and private equity firms. She has played a pivotal role in structuring Canadian business acquisitions and investments for domestic and foreign entities, including ventures into real estate markets. Geneviève’s proficiency also extends to collaborating with major insurance companies, where she offers insights into insuring transactional and tax risks. Geneviève's comprehensive skill set and industry-specific knowledge make her a trusted advisor in navigating complex tax landscapes and delivering tailored solutions to her clients.

Geneviève is a thought leader in the Canadian tax space. She is the co-author of editions 6 through 8 of “Understanding the Taxation of Partnerships,” Canada’s only book dedicated to the subject, and an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where she teaches Taxation of Partnerships and Tax Shelters as part of the Professional LLM program. As well, she frequently speaks at tax seminars and contributes to numerous tax publications.

Genevieve’s publications include:

  • Author, “Current Cases - A New Spin on Deductibility of Stock Option Surrender Payments,” Corporate Finance, 2018 Vol. XXI, No.4
  • Author, “The Slow Demise of the Enduring Benefit Test and the Rise of Underlying Purpose,” Corporate Finance, 2018 Vol. XXI, No. 3
  • Co-author, Understanding the Taxation of Partnerships, 8th edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2017(also co-author of the 6th & 7th editions)
  • Co-author, "Partnerships: An Update," Report of Proceedings of Sixty-Second Tax Conference, 2010 Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011, 36:1-62
  • Co-author, “Partnership Freezes – Feasible or Not? Krauss v. The Queen 2009 DTC 2155,” Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal, December 2010
  • Co-author, “Convertible Debt Obligations – the Canada Revenue Agency Provides Some Comfort on ‘Traditional’ Convertible Debentures,” Corporate Finance, 2009 Vol. XVI, No. 1
  • Author, “Loans Made in the Ordinary Course of a Money Lending Business – Heron Bay Investments Ltd. v. The Queen,” Corporate Finance, 2009 Vol. XVI No. 2
  • Co-author, “The Taxation of Partnerships in Canada,” Bulletin for International Taxation, 2009, Vol. 63, No. 8/9
  • Co-author, “A Reasoned Response to the CRA’s Views on the Scope and Interpretation of Paragraph 95(6)(b)”, Canadian Tax Journal, (2006), Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 571 – 632 (Awarded the 2007 Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award by the Canadian Tax Foundation)
  • Co-author, “Donohue: GAAR Revisited,” Tax Law Update, vol.12 no.1, Ontario Bar Association—Taxation Law Section, August 2001

Geneviève obtained her LLB and BCL from McGill University in 1998, and an LLM in advanced tax law training from Osgoode Law School in 2009. She is a member of the Ontario Bar (2001) and the Quebec Bar (1999).