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Partner, Lawyer

Joel Scheuerman



25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

Recognised throughout Canada for his technical expertise and thorough approach, Joel Scheuerman advises a wide range of clients on national and international tax matters. He specialises in tax litigation issues involving public and multi-national businesses. He also has specific expertise in scientific research and experimental development tax credits.

Having started his career as a law clerk at the Tax Court of Canada, Joel is known for his intimate knowledge of the workings of governmental and judicial institutions. This specialised knowledge allows him to strategically guide our clients in their dealings with tax and regulatory authorities, as well as before the courts. 

Joel regularly gives conferences in his areas of expertise, and publishes many texts in specialised publications including the Canadian Tax Journal. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Master's degree in Political Science from McGill University.

  • CPA Canada, In-depth Tax Course, Level II, (2013)
  • Barreau du Québec (2010)
  • BCL/LLB (with Distinction), McGill University (2009)
  • MA (Comparative Politics), McGill University (2006)
  • BA (Political Science & Spanish), University of Alberta, (with Distinction) (2005)
  • Taxation of Intellectual Property under Domestic Law, EU Law and Tax Treaties

    (Book Chapter: Canada Country Report), EC and International Tax Law Series, Vol. 16, OECD, IFBD Publications BV, 2018

  • 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

  • La Reine : entités hybrides devant la Cour canadienne de l'impôt, Stratège, association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)

    FLSmidth Ltd. c., 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)

    Canadian Tax Journal - (2010) 58 Can Tax J 3, p646, 2010

  • Acting for Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium before the Tax Court of Canada to defend its right to tax credits for scientific research and experimental development and in a matter relating to the calculation of a capital gain;
  • Acting for Pier 1 Imports (U.S.), Inc. before the federal courts, and administratively with the Canada Border Services Agency, with respect to customs and administrative law matters;
  • Acting for Profitable Giving Canada, a non-profit organization, to represent a group of thousands of taxpayers across Canada before the Tax Court of Canada to defend their tax credits for charitable donations;
  • Acting for a regional Canadian airline with respect to matters of Canadian taxation and customs law;
  • Acting for a multinational manufacturer of automobile tires with respect to Canadian taxation and transfer pricing matters;
  • Acting for J.D. Irving Limited in before the Tax Court of Canada to defend its right to tax credits for scientific research and experimental development;
  • Acting for a global media conglomerate against the Canada Revenue Agency with respect to a GST matter;
  • Representing a global commodity company operating in over 50 countries against the Canadian tax authorities with respect to a Canadian tax law matter;
  • Acting for Gerbro Holdings Company before the Tax Court of Canada in litigation that, for the first time, interpreted and applied section 94.1 of the Income Tax Act, an anti-avoidance provision applicable to certain investments in offshore vehicles;
  • Acting for the DGGMC Bitton Trust before the Québec Court of Appeal to contest the extraterritoriality of audit demands issued by Revenu Québec.
  • October 26, 2018

    “Can Canadian Businesses Count on the SR&ED Program?”, Canadian Tax Foundation

  • May 24 and 25, 2018

    “Comment prévenir, analyser et résoudre les litiges fiscaux”, Montréal

  • April 11, 2018

    Federal Court Practice: Practical Aspects, Montréal

  • March 22 and 23, 2018

    Symposium 2018 : “La RS & DE et autres incitatifs à l’innovation” (see:, Montreal

  • December 1, 2017

    “Jurisprudence récente sur la règle générale anti-évitement”, Canadian Tax Foundation, Lunch Conference

  • January 23, 2017

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

  • September 23, 2015

    “Témoins experts”, Canadian Tax Foundation, “Séminaire technique à Montréal : L'administration fiscale”

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • Canadian Tax Foundation