When developing a new project, whether business oriented or personal, our tax advisors will explain its tax implications and help you plan in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Real Estate Taxation
Our lawyers can advise at every stage of your real estate project: sale or acquisition, financing, renovation, real estate restructuring.
They have a thorough understanding of the different taxes and applicable tax regimes: wealth tax on real estate assets, property tax, furnished and unfurnished rentals, sales tax, real estate capital gains tax, etc.
As workers’ mobility and remote working expand, so does the internationalization of taxpayers. Careful consideration must be given to changes in your tax residence and its consequences as well as the fiscal treatment of your estate.
Early planning for the transfer of your estate is key to safeguard the interests of your heirs and successors. We can help plan and organize a smooth transfer of your assets according to your wishes.
If you are yourself an heir or successor to an estate, our lawyers guide you from the opening of the estate to its final settlement and division of assets.
Art and Luxury Assets
We advise various actors in the Art industry (collectors, artists, galleries, museums, and auction houses) as well as owners of luxury assets (private aircraft, yachts, cars, collector items, etc.). Whether the transaction consists of a purchase or sale of such asset, our advisors have the required expertise to represent you in the event of litigation.
We also advise our clients on their public interest projects, through patronage programs or initiatives that promote artistic heritage.
Drawing on our knowledge in the field of financial management, we work closely with our clients’ private banks and assist with all due diligence and compliance requests.
We are particularly active in the spontaneous regularization of banking and non-banking assets outside of France and provide support and expertise to clients during tax audits.
Canadian Family Trusts & Foundations
A trust is an Anglo-Saxon legal instrument that has been used since Medieval times in wealth and estate planning (when knights went off to war).
Settling a trust under the established and reputable jurisdiction of Canada can prove useful for transferring your family’s estate or forming a charitable foundation.
Sale and purchase of real estate assets
Our lawyers are accredited representatives authorized to assist and advise you at each stage of your real estate purchase: whether you are an individual, a private investor or a resident abroad, we liaise with reputable real estate agents, notaries, bankers, and all other parties on your behalf, from the “promise of sale” agreement the signing of the final deed of sale.
Incorporation and management of a family property holding company (“SCI”)
Managing personal or family-owned real estate can prove complex.
Our lawyers can advise on the benefits of setting up a family real estate holding company (SCI) and deliver tailored solutions to make your life easier: drafting articles of association and legal formalities, formation of capital, choice of tax system, furnished or unfurnished rental, drafting employee contracts and managing wages and litigation between business partners, etc.
Accredited real estate representatives
We are accredited real estate representatives whereby we are authorized to purchase or sell real estate assets on behalf of our clients. As your single contact person, we assist you at each stage of your project: property visits, expert appraisals, negotiation of clauses in the provisional sale agreement and final deed.
With the growing complexity of real estate transactions and underlying legal and tax issues in an international context, our accredited representatives can add genuine legal value to your transaction by defending your sole interests.
Civil and Commercial Law
We can help identify the most suitable legal structure for your company (e.g.: public company, simplified joint stock, limited liability, single shareholder limited company, etc.)
We help business owners, partners and shareholders handle their company’s day-to-day legal and tax administration: drafting articles of incorporation and shareholder/partnership agreements, transfer of shares, litigation, dissolution, etc. We also monitor your company to ensure its compliance with national and international regulations.
Drawing on their expertise in numerous areas of contract law (commercial contracts, service agreements, copyright, share purchase agreements, mining and energy, telecommunications, sale/purchase of luxury assets and works of art, etc.), our advisors help negotiate and draft the terms of the proposed contract to ensure the necessary guarantees are in place for a successful transaction and to protect you from any contractual litigation.
Private International Law
Our international and mobile clientele is regularly confronted with issues involving assets or individuals located in different countries which entails conflicts of jurisdiction in matters of litigation. Whether pertaining to private law, business law, matrimonial or inheritance law, our knowledge of applicable international conventions and the relevant legislation in different jurisdictions, along with our vast network of professional partners, allow us to resolve disputes serenely and professionally.
Commissioner for Oaths - for Quebec and outside of Quebec -
Appointed as Commissioner for Oaths by the Ministry of Justice of Quebec, Maître Lette Farre receives affidavits admissible before Quebec Courts and documents required by the Quebec authorities.