Andrew Stirling advises and represents domestic and international clients on a wide variety of income tax matters. He has particular expertise in domestic and international tax planning, ongoing tax compliance and dispute resolution.
Advising on the structure and implementation of domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and business combinations, Andrew helps clients reach their goals with tax-efficient, practical solutions. He has considerable experience advising clients on both inbound and outbound expansions in a range of industries, including technology and private equity, and assists asset managers in the establishment and administration of investment funds.
Andrew provides ongoing advice on tax compliance and reporting requirements associated with carrying on business in Canada. He also makes submissions to the Canada Revenue Agency, the provincial tax authorities and the Tax Court of Canada when disputes arise.
Andrew advises First Nations and other indigenous groups on the tax-efficient structuring of large infrastructure projects, as well as the formation of capital trusts to preserve and invest the resulting proceeds for future generations. He also assists clients with the establishment of charities and not-for-profit entities, and advises them on ongoing tax compliance and reporting obligations.
Andrew has published articles in a number of publications, including as a regular contributor of case comments to the Canadian Tax Journal.
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