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ALAIN
Ménard

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1979

Expertise: taxation

Alain Ménard is the partner in charge of the firm’s taxation team. He worked for a number of years in tax litigation with the federal Department of Justice and went on to practice in the private sector. He works on all aspects of tax law, with extensive experience in tax litigation.

He has chaired the board of directors of the Tax and Financial Planning Association of Québec (APFF) as well as various of the association’s committees. He is also regularly invited to speak at APFF events and elsewhere.

Alain has also served as vice chair of Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CSST) and as president of Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage (RECYC-QUÉBEC).

His fields of specialization include:

  • Public Administration (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Native Affairs
  • Trade
  • Construction
  • Energy and Natural Resources

Assistant: Melanie-Eulalie Despatis

Other titles

  • Head, professional committee on taxation

Expertise

  • Taxation (voluntary disclosure, trusts, tax disputes and challenges to notices of assessment)

Education

  • M.B.A, HEC (1985)
  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (1978)
  • B.A., University of Ottawa (1975)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2004 to present)
  • Ménard Mageau Valiquette (Montreal)
  • Spiegel Sohmer (Montreal)
  • CEO, Recyc-Québec (Montreal)
  • Vice President of Services, CSST (Montreal)
  • Prosecutor, Taxation, Department of Justice Canada

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures and training sessions on tax law
  • Various articles and lectures on tax law
  • Instructor, tax law, Montreal Bar School

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Former member, Cain Lamarre board of directors
  • Former member, Cain Lamarre executive committee
  • Former chair and administrator, board of directors, APFF (Association de planification fiscale et financière)
  • Former municipal councilor, Stanbridge-Est
  • Former administrator, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
  • Former member, board of directors, Montreal Bar School
  • Former administrator, Notre Théâtre
  • Former member, Revenu Québec Advisory Committee