Manon Thivierge
Manon Thivierge
(514) 904-8198
(514) 904-8101
1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2100, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1986 (QC)
Manon is a partner in Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Tax Group. She focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border corporate income tax law, with particular emphasis on the taxation of mergers & acquisitions, financings and corporate reorganizations, as well as on personal tax and estate planning. She is the author of numerous publications on income tax matters, and frequently speaks on this subject. She has been active in professional associations, including: current member of the Board of Directors of the APFF; former chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation and a former Governor; former president of the tax section of the Canadian Bar Association for the province of Quebec; and former member of the joint committee on taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Manon teaches estate planning at the master of Laws, Taxation Option at the HEC and is also a registered trust and estate practitioner by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Recognized in "The Women in Tax Leaders Guide" of the International Tax Review, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading tax lawyer, and by Lexpert for Corporate Tax and Estate & Personal Tax Planning. She was called to the Quebec Bar in 1986.
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