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New tax partner for Dentons’ Edmonton office

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 @ 2:51 PM | By John Chunn


Dentons announced that Mike Harris has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s tax group in Edmonton.

According to the firm’s press release, Harris’ practice focuses primarily on corporate tax planning and reorganization, as well as tax litigation, compliance and dispute resolution.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to the firm,” said Fausto Franceschi, managing partner of Dentons’ Edmonton office. “He provides sage legal counsel to his clients on corporate reorganizations, including share and asset rollovers, butterfly transactions among related parties, stock dividends, share redemptions, debt assignments/assumptions and debt-to-equity conversions. His extensive knowledge and experience will undoubtedly benefit our clients, as well as our team.”

Harris regularly assists clients with GST issues, including on the sale of real property and applicability to amounts paid as settlements. He also advises on employment benefit issues and salary deferral arrangements, and he provides international clients with advice on “Canadianizing” share plans, specifically for U.S. entities wishing to provide plans to Canadian employees, and other Canada-U.S. outbound and inbound investment issues.

Harris received his bachelor of science and his bachelor of law from the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta bar in 2011.