Mike Harris: is a partner in Dentons’ Tax group. His practice focuses on corporate and personal tax planning and reorganization, as well as tax litigation, compliance and dispute resolution.
Based in Edmonton, Mike is recognized for his natural ability to take the complexity out of his clients’ tax situations, and offer them practical advice and real-world solutions. He advises 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. Mike regularly assists clients with GST issues, including the sale of real property and applicability to amounts paid as settlements.
In addition, Mike advises on employment benefit issues and salary deferral arrangements. He guides international clients on “Canadianizing” share plans, specifically for US entities wishing to provide plans to Canadian employees, and other Canada-US outbound and inbound investment issues.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Mike has longstanding connections within the city’s business and legal communities. This is a benefit for his clients because he understands Edmonton’s business and economic climate, and can call upon his extensive network of experts in order to complete his clients’ cases efficiently and cost-effectively. He imparts his vast knowledge to tax students at CPA Alberta.
Cheryl Gibson: As former head of Dentons' Edmonton Tax Group, Cheryl practices in numerous facets of taxation law.
She has extensive experience in the resolution of income tax and GST disputes including criminal tax evasion matters and focuses on getting results in a timely and efficient manner. Cheryl also plans and implements tax-driven corporate reorganizations and the establishment of trusts. She advises on pension matters and has prepared opinions on numerous income tax and GST topics.
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