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CHRISTOPHER NEUFELD - HAMILTON BUSINESS LAWYER

Minimizing the adverse effects of Canada's tax regime.

Intelligent tax planning is an essential element to successful business transactions and ongoing corporate operations.  Given the increasing complexity of tax laws, it is essential that you have knowledgeable legal counsel to direct you through the many onerous personal and corporate taxes challenges that your business encounters.

Preparation begins with the initial strategic planning and the assessment of alternative tax scenarios.  Working with your accountants on the completion of the requisite tax forms, while drafting supporting tax documentation - positioning the business to counter adverse tax litigation.  Our goal is to structure your business and its operations are structured and engaged to maximize tax efficiencies while minimizing risk.

Examples of tax law work include: section 85 tax rollovers, estate freezes, butterfly reorganizations, tax programs (i.e., scientific research and experimental development tax credit, Canadian controlled private corporation - small business deduction).

Business Succession Planning - the key is advanced planning.

Business succession planning is really about preparing your business for its future sale or transfer, enabling the business owner to exit with the highest return from his investment while having confidence in the business' continued operational success.

What is amazing about succession planning is how little time and preparation is often dedicated by the current ownership to its pursuit.  Instead, far too many owners simply believe that the value is there and they will be able to take it when they decide to retire or pursue an alternate venture.  That is rarely, if ever, the case.  Effective succession planning requires considerable preparation that should begin many years in advance of the actual transition.  It transforms an operational business into a transitional business, which is tweaked and modified to obtain the most value from its disposition.

By waiting until the last minute to transition out of your business (which is a horrible plan given all the time and effort you've expended to make the operational business a success), you will in most cases be taking a massive cut in your realizable financial return.  It is astonishing how much upside business owners throw away because they fail to adequate plan long in advance.  Planning that is undertaken with the right team of experienced professionals (lawyers, accountants, investment advisors, business consultants), whose knowledgeable advice is implemented, pays serious financial dividends. 

Contact Hamilton business lawyer Christopher Neufeld today at 905-616-8864 or Contact@HamiltonBusinessLawyer.com.  Schedule a consultation, for tax and succession planning, implementing tax strategies and defending your business against tax-related litigation.  

 

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Hamilton Business Lawyer Christopher Neufeld is a corporate solicitor and is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Alberta and New York State.  Christopher's legal practice focuses primarily on business law, in particular corporate commercial transactions. Legal services are provided to the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth, including Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook and Stoney Creek, together with the neighbouring city of Burlington.   Please review our legal disclaimer and privacy policy prior to contacting us and be advised that contacting us does not create a lawyer-client relationship. The content of this website is purely for informational purposes and should not be relied upon - as you should consult a lawyer with respect to the specifics of your particular matter. For more tax information visit www.LawTax.ca. COPYRIGHT 2009-12.

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