Fred Purkey is a partner in the firm’s National Tax Group. Based in Montréal, Fred advises on the income tax issues relating to M&As of public and private corporations, corporate reorganizations, real estate investment trusts, pension funds, financing structures and private equity funds. He acts for large domestic and international commercial real estate entities with holdings in Québec and elsewhere in Canada. He also advises Canadian companies on goods and services tax matters, and employee compensation arrangements. Fred writes widely on tax issues, and lends his expertise to panels at national and international tax conferences. He has lectured on taxation at McGill University Faculty of Law, and on the taxation of real estate in the McGill University Graduate Diploma in Taxation program. He completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course, Levels I, II & III, and is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). He received his Common and Civil Law (BCL/LLB) degrees from McGill University in 1996 and was called to the Bar of Québec in 1998.