Field Law - Edmonton Calgary Yellowknife

Firm Announcements

Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone

Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?...

February 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC Awarded DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

Field Law would like to congratulate Sandra Corbett on her selection as this year’s recipient of the DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession....

January 2017
Field Law Relocates Calgary and Edmonton Offices
Law firm accommodates growth of regional practice groups

Field Law has relocated offices in Calgary and Edmonton. Growth, diversification of services and expansion in strategic areas, including energy, are the key drivers of the office moves....

Upcoming Presentations

April 4, 2017
The Dollars and Sense of Safety

Steve Eichler

April 4, 2017
Safety Culture: Even Sentencing Judges Talk About It

Steve Eichler

At Field Law, our Tax Practice Group has comprehensive experience relating to many complex tax issues including the start-up, purchase and/or sale of a business, purchase and sale of real estate, export and import of goods and services, GST, and other commodity tax and property tax matters. Field Law’s goal is to ensure the formulation of an ultimate plan for our client that is attractive from a tax, corporate and financial perspective.

Field Law’s Tax Practice Group works with numerous individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals and public and private corporations to plan and implement tax-efficient strategies, such as:

  • Identifying the most tax-effective vehicle for conducting a particular business or profession
  • Maximizing benefit from specific preferences in the tax law
  • Planning and implementing corporate reorganizations, acquisitions, dispositions and financings to minimize payment of income tax and GST
  • Capitalizing upon income tax benefits available on international transactions
  • Developing effective deferred compensation plans, employee profit sharing plans and retirement compensation arrangements
  • Providing opinions on qualification of investments for deferred income plans, such as Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRSPs)
  • Applying the intricate resource tax rules to oil and gas transactions
  • Preparing tax opinions for public securities documents
  • Planning to maximize the benefit of family members' marginal tax rates
  • Facilitating orderly succession planning of family enterprises, including appropriate use of trusts and estate freezes
  • Creating and advising non-profit and charitable organizations on fundraising activities and other operations
  • Providing advice to both individuals and corporations about the integration of the Canadian tax system with the tax systems of other countries. We have formulated plans, which are not only effective from a Canadian tax perspective, but also capitalize upon opportunities afforded by tax regimes of other countries and their treaties with Canada. We have a proven network of international contacts to assist us in providing this advice, and frequently liaise with these contacts to remain current on the ever-changing area of international tax
  • Assisting clients who are challenging reassessments by tax authorities, both on appeal to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (Revenue Canada) and to the Courts
  • Reviewing the particular facts, researching the relevant law, developing arguments against the assessment and prepare detailed submissions to the tax authorities. In turn, we strive to consistently advocate our client’s position in an objective manner