Kassandra Grenier is an associate in our Tax Group in Montréal. Her practice focuses on indirect taxes and, more specifically, on the application and treatment of federal and provincial sales taxes in various commercial transactions related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and real estate transactions in the public and private sectors.
Before joining McCarthy Tétrault, Kassandra practised for over five years in a large professional services firm, where she developed expertise in commodity taxes, including Canadian and U.S. sales and use taxes, and where she assisted and successfully represented a number of clients in disputes with the tax authorities. Kassandra also played a key supportive role in planning Canadian and international transactions, analyzing contracts and drafting tax opinions.
In addition to her practice, Kassandra is actively involved in the tax and real estate communities. She has given several talks on current topics related to sales taxes, has contributed to various tax-related publications and is involved in professional development in taxation for the Association de planification fiscale et financière, where she co-facilitates a course on GST/QST and real estate.
Kassandra earned her bachelor’s degree in law from Université du Québec à Montréal in 2012 and completed a master’s degree in law with a specialization in taxation at Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal in 2016. She was called to the Barreau du Québec in 2015. She is a member of the Young Bar of Montreal, the Association de planification fiscale et financière and the Canadian Tax Foundation. She also belongs to Crew M, a commercial real estate association, where she is on the event committee.
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- “The Digital Economy and the Sales Tax,” The ONE National Conference 2019 (CPA Canada), Montréal, September 2019.
- “Les taxes de vente en matière immobilière” (Real estate sales taxes), Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Colloque sur la fiscalité de l’immobilier (Real estate tax symposium), Montréal, November 2019.
- “Atelier sur l’immobilier” (Real estate workshop), Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Symposium sur les taxes à la consommation (Commodity tax symposium), Estérel, May 2019.
- “Mise à jour concernant les sociétés en commandite et application de l’article 272.1 L.T.A.” (Update on limited partnerships and the application of section 272.1 of the Excise Tax Act), Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Symposium sur les taxes à la consommation (Commodity tax symposium), Estérel, May 2018.