Diplomas

  • STEP accreditation (in progress)

  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), Corporate Reorganizations, 2015

  • LL.M., Taxation option, HEC Montréal, 2014

  • DESS (Specialized graduate diploma), Taxation option, HEC Montréal, 2013

  • Barreau du Québec, 2011

  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2010

Profile

French version is available here.

Héléna is a methodical lawyer who is passionate about her work. She advises clients on a wide variety of issues surrounding Canadian taxation. Thanks to her in-depth experience in corporate tax planning and personal and estate planning, Héléna is able to create and implement tax optimization strategies and structures that make it possible to accumulate or transfer wealth while protecting the financial and commercial interests of business owners. As part of her practice, she regularly counsels trustees and directors regarding their duties. She is also regularly consulted about corporate reorganizations and tax and estate planning. She works with corporations of all sizes, as well as wealthy individuals, partnerships and trust companies.

Professional affiliations

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF);

  • Canadian Tax Foundation;

  • Young Canadians in Finance;

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Member of the organizing committee for the Conference on corporate reorganizations.

Conferences

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Corporate Reorganizations and Commercial Transactions Conference, “Transactions majeures récentes”; Montréal, 15 mars 2018;

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Conference on Trusts, “Les gels successoraux - toujours utiles?”; Montreal, Feb. 8, 2018;

  • Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP), “21-Years Rule Planning and New Developments”; Montreal, Nov. 16, 2017;

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Corporate Reorganizations and Commercial Transactions Conference, “Transactions majeures de 2016”; Montreal, Mar. 16, 2017;

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Conference on Trusts, “Jurisprudence récente sur les fiducies et successions”, Montreal, Feb. 2, 2017;

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière, Corporate Reorganizations and Commercial Transactions Conference, “Transactions majeures de 2014 et l'inversion fiscale”, Montreal, Mar. 12, 2015.

Involvement

  • Young Canadians in Finance, Executive Member;

  • Fondation de l'Hôpital Sainte-Justine, Executive Committee of the Urban Duathlon;

  • For several years, Héléna taught a law course aimed at non-lawyers within the framework of the Master of Laws, Taxation option program at HEC Montréal.

Publications

Articles

Contact

514 397-6936
helena.gagne@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Jessyca Ouellet

514 397-6699 #3446
jessyca.ouellet@bcf.ca

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