Etienne C. Laplante

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Associate

Etienne C. Laplante is a member of the firm’s Tax Law Group. His practice covers tax planning of corporate reorganizations as well as dispute resolution with tax authorities. He also acts as trustee and executor of estates for his clients.

Etienne has a strong interest in value-added taxes (GST/HST/QST) and  is currently pursuing his studies in taxation in this specific area in parallel with his practice.

Passionate about tax policy issues and tax incentives, Etienne has given a yearly seminar on the Quebec refundable tax credits system at the LL.M. level at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 2018.

Seminars

  • Le régime québécois des crédits d’impôt remboursables : impacts chez les personnes à faibles revenus”, on the invitation of professor Marie-Thérèse Dugas (2019) and professor Lucie Lamarche (2018) for the course JUR7240 - Régimes de protection du revenu et solidarités sociales, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2018, 2019
  • “A Brief Introduction to the History of Quebec”, on the invitation of Helena Fedotkina, director of the department of foreign languages, Russian University of Transport, Moscow, 2014

Publications

Distinctions

  • Honour Roll of the Faculty of Law (UQAM), 2019
  • Pierre-Basile-Mignault moot court competition: Bâtonnier Cup for the best team (oral arguments and factums); A.P.D.Q. Cup for best factum; SOQUIJ Cup for second best factum, 2019

Education

  • Master's degree in Taxation, Université de Sherbrooke, 2021 (current)
  • Second cycle Microprogram, Consumer Tax, 2021 (current)
  • Professional education courses, École du Barreau
  • LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal (Faculty Honour Roll), 2019

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
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