1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite MZ400, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1999 (QUE)
Partner in the firm’s Tax group in Montreal. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in federal, provincial and real-estate tax matters, as well as in GST/HST/QST. He challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments, and collection measures. His practice also includes related administrative law issues. He has appeared before all levels of court in Canada in tax matters, pleading both in English and French. For the last few years, he has been at the forefront of the tax and regulatory issues raised by the sharing economy and electronic commerce and has implemented innovative tax compliance solutions with tax authorities for the world’s leading sharing economy platforms. He has been recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, both the International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders guides, Taxnet Pro’s Tax Experts Directory, and the APFF Experts Directory. In 2018, Mr. Cloutier was recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative lawyers. He is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Tax and Financial Planning Association (APFF). Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1999.