Purchase of a Business – Tax Considerations from Theory to Practice, Recorded Webinar Available September 29, 2021

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Evaluating the metrics of the business itself is certainly key to a successful acquisition, but the tax considerations should not be overlooked and should form an integral part of the decision-making process.  There are a couple of different ways that a business acquisition can be structured, and the tax implications will vary for each.

Join Marie-Soleil Landry, a partner with McCarthy Tetrault, whose tax practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, for a broad overview of the tax considerations for buying a business, as well as practical tips legal matters.  The webinar will walk the participants through the key steps of either a share or asset purchase process and will highlight the specific tax and other practical considerations associated with each. Considering her expertise, the participants will benefit from Ms. Landry’s wealth of anecdotal experience and editorial comments.

More specifically, topics covered will include:

  1. Sale of a Corporation
    • Pre-Closing Steps
      • Tax Due Diligence
      • Negotiation (and signature) of a Share-Purchase Agreement
      • Elaboration of an Acquisition Structure
      • Pre-Closing Reorganization
    • Closing
      • Acquisition of Control
      • Stock Options
      • Flow of Funds
      • Restrictive Covenants
      • Earn-out Clause
      • Election to Cease to be a Public Corporation
    • Post-Closing
      • Compliance
      • Transaction Fees
      • Post-Closing Reorganization
      • Indemnity
  1. Sale of Assets
    • Sales Tax
    • Other Tax Elections
    • Allocation of Purchase Price
    • Other tax considerations
  2. Certain Considerations Related to Non-Resident Sellers and Purchasers


Target Audience

This webinar will be of most interest to accountants, tax practitioners, and other practitioners involved in business transfers. 

Professional Development Credits

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This webinar is being presented by Marie-Soleil Landry, a partner with McCarthy Tetrault:


Marie-Soleil Landry is a Partner in our Tax Group in Montréal. Her
practice encompasses all aspects of tax law, with an emphasis on
corporate tax and tax planning. Marie-Soleil is involved in analyzing and
developing complex strategies in connection with a variety of commercial
transactions for clients of the firm, including public and private mergers
and acquisitions and cross-border reorganizations. Whatever the tax
issue, Marie-Soleil skillfully navigates complexity to deliver results.
In parallel to her practice, Marie-Soleil is actively involved in the tax

She has published various articles, spoken on a variety of
taxation topics and assisted in writing and editing tax publications in
collaboration with Thompson Reuters.


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