Pierre T. Allard

Partner, Chairman of the Board, Lawyer

Pierre T. Allard


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

Pierre T. Allard now combines his role as partner with that of Chairman of our Board of Directors, in addition to continuing to serve our clients in tax planning. His great generosity and availability make Pierre a trustworthy person who does not hesitate to offer his time for our clients as well as in the sound management of the firm. He is the one to turn to for major transactions, such as the sale or acquisition of a business, the incentive and retention of key employees or the transfer of assets to the next generation. He works closely with our clients to optimize their tax situation and protect their wealth. Pierre also has in-depth expertise in the taxation of financial products.

Mastering the commercial issues of the business leaders he advises, Pierre has established himself over the years as one of the best tax lawyers of his generation and a national reference in his field. The unanimous recognition of his peers and our clients speaks for itself.

Pierre is regularly called upon to publish in specialized journals and to give lectures to recognized organizations and the country's most important financial institutions and accounting firms. An excellent communicator, he can easily explain even the most complex tax and commercial transactions. Pierre has been with BCF since the firm's creation and is one of its founding members.

  • Leadership Program, Institut Exécutif Helios (2009)
  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course (1999)
  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1996)
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke (1995)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2023) - Corporate Tax
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2017-2024) – Corporate Law; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates
  • « Corporate Tax Guide 2021 - Canada Chapter »

    Chambers and Partners, March 2021

  • « Table ronde sur la fiscalité fédérale »

    Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Montréal, 2012 to 2023

  • « Le gel immobilier »

    Congrès 2011, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Montréal, 2011

  • « Opportunités de planification en période de difficultés financières »

    Congrès 2009, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Montréal, 2009

  • « Planification post mortem en fonction des nouveaux taux de dividendes »

    Congrès 2008, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Québec City, 2008

  • « La monétisation »

    Congrès 2001, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), Montréal, 2001

  • « Les règles sur la minimisation des pertes »

    in Colloque : Restrictions à l'utilisation des pertes, Montréal, Association de planification financière et successorale, 2001

  • « Minimisation de l'impôt au décès – Analyse comparative »

    in Colloque : Planification successorale, Montréal, - Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2000

  • « Étude de cas : Transfert d'entreprise familiale du vivant et au décès »

    Congrès 2000, Association de planification fiscale et successorale, Montréal, 2000

  • « Étude de cas : Le fractionnement du revenu : où en sommes-nous? »

    Congrès 1999, Association de planification fiscale et successorale, Montréal, 1999

  • « Les fiducies entre vifs comme véhicule de planification fiscale et financière dans un contexte de fractionnement du revenu »

    Conférence Fiducies locales et étrangères, Canadian Institute, 1999

  • Montréal, 2012 to 2023

    "Table ronde sur la fiscalité fédérale", Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF);

  • December 14, 2017

    "Planification fiscale au moyen de sociétés privées – Incidences des propositions législatives publiées par le ministre des Finances du Canada le 18 juillet 2017", BNC Presentation;

  • Montréal, 2017

    "Panel traitant des incidences sur les sociétés privées - 84.1 et 246.1", 2017 Annual Conference, Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF);

  • September 27, 2017

    "Taxation of real estate projects", Strategic Day on Real Estate and Urban Development (Open Forum);

  • Québec, November 15, 2016 and Montréal

    "Ownership of a real estate portfolio, Canadian taxation", Symposium on Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations, Wolters Kluwer;

  • Montréal, January 25-26, 2016

    "Sommet sur la gestion du patrimoine", Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), at Hôtel Nelligan;

  • September 11, 2013 in Montréal and September 18, 2013 in Québec

    La fiscalité des clauses d’indexation sur les bénéfices futurs (earn-out) et des autres clauses d’ajustements et de paiements", presented at the CCH Seminar

  • Ottawa, 2011

    Life insurance ownership and beneficiary designation issues in a corporate setting, in collaboration with Diane Hamel of Manulife Financial and Barry Pascal of Bell Pascal Financial Services, Conference for Advanced Life Underwriting (CALU)

  • September 5, 2012 in Montréal and September 20, 2012 in Québec City

    “Régime d’intéressement des employés”, presented at the CCH Seminar


    Has been involved in drafting and presenting many conferences and publications dealing with tax issues. As a highly sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator, he has given lectures at the National Bank of Canada, National Bank Financial, Manuvie Financial, SunLife Financial, Nationale Vie of Canada, Transamerica Life Canada, Peak Financial Group, Dundee Wealth Management, Nesbitt Burns, Merrill Lynch, Desjardins Financial Security, Business Development Bank of Canada, Chambre de la sécurité financière, Association des Assureurs-Vie Agréés, Assante Wealth Management, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and Servica.

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • International Fiscal Association
  • STEP
  • Member of BCF’s Board of Directors since 2019;
  • Member of BCF's Executive Committee from 2006 to 2023;
  • Head of BCF's Tax Group from 2013 to 2017;
  • Member of the BAnQ Foundation’s Board of Directors of from 2017 to 2022;
  • Member of the Institut Exécutif Helios Institut des Grands Leaders, an institute dedicated to the development of the leadership skills of executives holding strategic roles within large private and public organizations in North America (2009);
  • Member of multiple boards and advisory committees of private companies;
  • Taught tax and estate planning course in the Master of Law (LLM) Program (tax option) at HEC Montréal for 11 years.