Marie-Claude Marcil is a partner in the Tax group of the Montréal office. With over 15 years of experience in tax litigation and dispute resolution, clients turn to her proven expertise in cases involving specific and general anti-avoidance rules, transfer pricing, acquisitions of control, deductibility of business expenses, employer payroll taxes, taxation of financial institutions, imposition of penalties, and scientific research and experimental development (SR&ED).
She also has significant experience in tax compliance matters, including audits conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency and Revenu Québec as well as the subsequent administrative objection process.
Marie-Claude spent many years working for a global accounting firm, assisting a diverse clientele of individuals and corporations on matters ranging from federal and provincial income tax to consumption taxes. A seasoned litigator, she has represented major clients before the Court of Québec, the Federal Court, the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. She regularly provides legal opinions commensurate with her expertise in tax law.
Marie-Claude has extensive knowledge of her industry, has written a variety of articles and has been invited to speak to her peers at numerous provincial and national conferences. A member of the Bar since 2008, she holds a graduate diploma in taxation from HEC Montréal, and serves as chair of the tax litigation practice group for The Advocates’ Society, in addition to being a member of the tax litigation subcommittee of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Finally, she ensures a strong mentorship role and is actively involved with the region’s young tax professional community. Her numerous professional commitments and her keen knowledge of the tax world make her an exceptional business advisor.