Mr Michel Durand

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805-1100 boulevard Cremazie Est
H2P 2X2

Telephone: +1 514 218 6260
Practice Areas: Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Philanthropy, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate, Tax Advisory - Trusts and estate planning, International client, Succession planning
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Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates | International Client

Michel Durand has more than 25 years of legal and tax experience. For several years, in parallel with his legal practice, where he served a client base composed mainly of small to medium-sized businesses, he worked as an editor for a publishing firm specialized in the popularization of legal, tax and financial literature. For the latter, he wrote or revised over 20 books that popularize legal, tax and financial topics, or participated in the writing of such books. Between 2007 and 2018, he successively joined the taxation services department of two prominent Montreal accounting firms and one prominent Montreal law firm, before joining BDO Canada LLP in 2019.

Michel practices in estate and tax planning and corporate reorganizations as well as business acquisitions and sales. He is often called upon to provide advice with regards to the tax consequences of complex transactions. He also represents clients before the tax authorities in connection with administrative procedures regarding audits, objections or voluntary disclosures.

Michel excels in the management of complex mandates. He carries out his engagements with efficiency, and is only satisfied when the goals set by his clients are met. His strength resides in his keen ability to identify operational and business weaknesses as well as to provide effective recommendations and sound advice.

Michel is a frequent speaker on estate, trust and tax matters at conferences and seminars. He has also authored or co-authored numerous articles and presentations on various tax topics. He has been teaching a course on fiscal relationships between corporations at the APFF each year since 2008.

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