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Michael  Coburn

Michael Coburn

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

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 regularly presents at Canadian Tax Foundation, International Bar Association, CPA Canada and Continuing Legal Education BC events.

2017 to 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Corporate Tax Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 - 2018 for Corporate Tax


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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Corporate Reorganizations CPA BC location location Vancouver
Ethical Tax Practitioners’ Potluck, CPA BC location location Vancouver
It’s A Small World After All: Practical protection of taxpayers in exchange of information between taxation authorities IBA Annual Conference location location Washington


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