• Barreau du Québec (2010)

  • InDepth Tax Course, Level II, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • BCL/LLB (with Distinction), McGill University, 2009

  • MA (Comparative Politics), McGill University, 2006

  • BA (Political Science & Spanish), University of Alberta, (with Distinction), 2005


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Recognized throughout Canada for his technical expertise and his surgical approach, Joel advises clients on national and international tax matters and specializes in tax litigation issues involving corporate reorganizations and cross-border investments.

Joel strategically guides clients in their dealings with the competent tax and regulatory authorities and before the federal and Quebec courts. He also has specific expertise in scientific research and experimental development tax credits.

Owing to a special partnership between Bennett Jones and BCF, Mr. Scheuerman will represent clients on national tax litigation files.

Before joining BCF, Joel Scheuerman was a tax litigation partner at the Montréal office of a major international law firm. He also worked as a senior analyst for Deloitte Canada and served as a law clerk at the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa.

Professional affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière

  • Canadian Tax Foundation


  • (Forthcoming) RS&DE - Aspects légaux, Canadian Tax Foundation, June 1, 2018;

  • Symposium 2018 : La RS & DE et autres incitatifs à l’innovation (see: http://communications.bcf.ca/collect/click.aspx...669726f248b), Montreal, March 22 and 23, 2018;

  • Comment prévenir, analyser et résoudre les litiges fiscaux, Montréal, May 24 and 25, 2018;

  • Federal Court Practice : Practical Aspects, Montréal, April 11, 2018;

  • Jurisprudence récente sur la règle générale anti-évitement, Canadian Tax Foundation, Lunch Conference, December 1, 2017;

  • Fairmont Hotels Inc. and Group Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. - Supreme Court Decisions on Rectification, Canadian Tax Foundation, Nationwide conference and webcast, January 23, 2017;

  • Témoins experts, Canadian Tax Foundation, Séminaire technique à Montréal : L'administration fiscale, September 23, 2015.


  • (Forthcoming 2018) Taxation of IPs under Domestic Law, EU Law and Tax Treaties (Book Chapter: Canada Country Report), OECD, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore;

  • CRA Ordered To Pay $1.7 Million in Damages for Malicious Prosecution, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 8, Number 2, May 2018;

  • The Exorbitant Powers of Audit—The Potential for Abuse and Misuse: Agence du revenu du Québec c. Groupe Enico inc., Canadian Tax Journal (2016) 63:2, p 443;

  • Like Two Rivers Flow: Some Things Are, Perhaps, Meant to Be - Envision Credit Union v. Canada, 2013 SCC 48, Canadian Tax Journal - (2014) 62:1, p 75;

  • Unanimous Shareholder Agreements – Still a CCPC After All These Years, Mergers and Acquisitions Newsletters, Carswell – Taxnet Pro, co-author, September 30, 2013;

  • Partnerships Stumped by Proposed Changes to "Bump" Rules, Mergers and Acquisitions Newsletters, Carswell – Taxnet Pro, co-author, October 2012;

  • FLSmidth Ltd. c. La Reine : entités hybrides devant la Cour canadienne de l'impôt, Stratège, association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), vol. 17, num 3, June 2012;

  • Flsmidth: Economic Realities and Hybrid Mismatches, Canadian Tax Foundation, (2012) 2:2 Canadian Tax Focus, May 2012;

  • The Exorbitant Powers of Audit – The Potential for Abuse and Misuse, Canadian Tax Journal, (2016) 64 Can Tax J, 2012;

  • Who’s Hungry? Husky Energy, Canada Safeway, and the Alberta GAAR, Canadian Tax Journal - (2012) 60 Can Tax J 4, p936, 2012;

  • Hybrid Entities: The Problems of Non-Traditional Commercial Vehicles, Newsletter, International Association of Tax Judges Vol II, February 2011;

  • US LLC Entitled to Tax Treaty Benefits (Sometimes), description de la publicationCanadian Tax Journal - (2010) 58 Can Tax J 3, p646, 2010.


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