1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite MZ400, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1998 (QC); 2021 (ON)
Fred Purkey is a partner in the Tax group and is the National Tax Group administrative lead. Based in Montreal, Fred advises on income tax issues relating to mergers & acquisitions 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 Quebec and elsewhere in Canada. He also advises on goods and services tax matters, and on employee compensation arrangements such as stock options, DSUs, RSUs, and PSUs. Fred writes widely on tax issues and lends his expertise to panels at national and international tax conferences, including recently at the joint TEI/IFA conference in Los Angeles. He teaches taxation at McGill University, completed the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), and is fluent in English and French. He received his Juris Doctor (JD) and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) degrees from McGill University in 1996 (awarded the I. Ballon Memorial Medal), a BA from Acadia University in 1988, and an MA from Yonsei University (Korea) in 1990. Fred was called to the bar in Quebec in 1998, and in Ontario in 2021.