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Avocat litige fiscal à Québec, Danny Galarneau, Fasken

Danny Galarneau

Associate Fasken
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the Income Tax. (Albert Einstein)
Jurisdiction Quebec
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Québec City


Danny Galarneau is a lawyer within the Tax group at our Quebec City Office. A skilled litigator, Danny is one of the few litigators in the Quebec City area who focuses specifically on tax litigation. In his practice, he represents both individuals and companies before revenue agencies in matters such as tax audits, objections to assessments and appeals before the various competent tribunals ranging up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

His extensive expertise covers various tax aspects, including commercial transactions, corporate and directors’ liability, regulations, tax obligations and their application.

For the past few years, Danny has been representing the interests of many poker players to ensure that their winnings remain lottery winnings for tax purposes. These cases are expected by dozens of players across Canada and the ruling will necessarily set a precedent.

Danny has expertise in criminal tax matters, defending his clients’ interests in relation to tax fraud, cigarette smuggling and other similar offences. The experience he has acquired in the course of his career makes him an advisor and a litigator with the ability to synthesize information, thus avoiding unnecessary disputes and finding a quick solution. A good negotiator, Danny always ensures that every angle of a case has been considered and analyzed before he takes the matter to court.

Before joining Fasken, Danny practised tax litigation with Revenu Québec for over 14 years.

Client Work

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Career & Education

Community involvement

  • Advisor, Barreau de Québec
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Cégep régional Champlain
  • President, Court of Québec Committee, Québec City
  • Coordinator, Camp Tekakwitha Foundation
  • Jury member, Force Avenir (since 2018)
  • Secretary, Board of Directors, Fondation Québec Philanthrope (2020)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • Member of the Judicial Issues Committee, Canadian Bar Association




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