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Michael Coburn *

Partner Fasken
Tax presents challenges but also opportunities.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Mike Coburn is a tax Partner in Vancouver. His practice includes advising Canadian and international clients on a broad range of tax matters. Clients look to Mike for his extensive experience with a myriad of tax issues including tax implications and structuring of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings and other business transactions.

Both corporate and personal tax clients trust Mike to provide the most efficient and effective means of completing a transaction. In addition to his transaction experience, Mike assists clients with:

  • structuring mutual funds trusts, mortgage investment corporations, unit trusts and other tax-orientated vehicles

  • tax-effective reorganizations of both private and public companies

  • disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and other taxing authorities

  • structuring both “in-bound” and “out-bound” cross-border investments

  • providing legal opinions on questions of tax law

  • providing general advice on a variety of on-going compliance matters

Mike is an active member of the Canadian tax community and is a former Governor past Chair of the Conferences Committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He regularly presents at Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association , International Bar Association, CPA Canada and Continuing Legal Education BC events.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA (Honours) University of British Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter Structuring the Deal: Asset vss Share Transactions Canadian Bar Association location location Vancouver, BC
Taxation of Transaction Expenses Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference location location Vancouver, BC
Corporate Reorganizations CPA Canada location location Vancouver, BC


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