Frank Schober is a senior tax Partner in Vancouver who heads up the firm’s regional Tax group. As an experienced and highly creative tax specialist, he focuses on tax planning and tax-motivated commercial transactions, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international trade, real property development, financings and corporate reorganizations.
With three decades of experience, Frank counsels on all taxation and structuring issues regarding Canadian and international commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestures, cross-border issues, capital market engagements related to public and private financings and financial restructurings.
Frank advises on all aspects of cross-border trade, including tax treaties, NAFTA, customs and excise, and business immigration and emigration. He also regularly advises on the tax aspects of employment compensation.
Real estate investments in British Columbia, both offshore and domestic, have escalated in recent years. Frank is regularly involved in representing a variety of these investors and developers.
Frank also has extensive experience in taxation issues related specifically to the mining industry, including flow-through shares and other financings, inbound and outbound structuring, and resource pools.
In the tech area, Frank structures and negotiates agreements on technology acquisitions and outsourcing, licensing, distribution and cost-sharing arrangements.
Frank has lectured and written on numerous corporate and tax issues and has presented to groups including the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and CLE BC.