GWBR joins forces with De Grandpré Chait to create expanded tax law group

Gérard, a lawyer who covers all matters relating to Canadian and cross-border tax law, works on tax issues revolving around corporate reorganizations, estates, indirect taxes, intellectual property and tax credits and assists with the analysis and development of tax planning strategies. Called to the Quebec bar in 2018, he graduated from Université de Montréal with an LLB, from HEC Montréal with an LLM in tax, from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and from the London School of Economics’ Department of Law.

Judith Cohen and Haviva Yesgat of GWBR will also join De Grandpré Chait’s litigation group to complement it with family law legal services.

Cohen, of counsel, has been appearing in court for over two decades, is experienced in family litigation, estate litigation and general civil litigation. Cohen earned her LLB from the Université de Montréal in 1996 and her admission to the Quebec bar in 1998. Yesgat, a lawyer focusing on civil litigation and family law, received her LLB from the Université de Montréal in 2019 and her call to the Quebec bar in 2020.

“Beyond the skills and numerous recognitions of these new lawyers, it’s a sense of shared human and professional values that made the creation of this incredible new tax law team possible,” said Martin Raymond, partner and vice-president of De Grandpré Chait’s board of directors.

The move aims to establish a new team, made up of over 20 tax law professionals, drawing upon GWBR’s experience in tax, estate and business law and De Grandpré Chait’s know-how in real estate, business, construction, tax, litigation, municipal and expropriation law and insolvency and restructuring law.