Luc Pariseau



Luc Pariseau is a partner and member of the Business law group, specializing in tax law.

In his practice, Mr. Pariseau has often been called upon to advise emerging companies, major corporations, family businesses, and non-profit organizations on Canadian and international tax matters.

Mr. Pariseau was also a lecturer for several years. Between 1990 and 1994, he gave courses on tax law related to real estate transactions at Université du Québec à Montréal, and, in 1996, he taught graduate students at HEC Montréal. A sought-after speaker, he regularly gives lectures on current tax issues.

Representative mandates

  • Major projects for international clients in the energy and natural resources, securities, and entertainment sectors
  • Large sales tax claims for insurance companies
  • Represent U.S. firms doing business, or acquiring companies, in Canada
  • Reorganize  family businesses to facilitate transfer to the next generation or to senior executives
  • Estate and post-mortem planning for individuals with sizable assets and complex tax situations
  • Planning and negotiating tax aspects of business acquisition and sale transactions and the drafting of related legal documents for high-valued companies
  • Negotiations with tax authorities and objections to their position regarding income taxes, sales taxes, as well as other direct and indirect taxes

Professional and community activities

  • Founding member and member of the board of directors of the Fondation l'air d'aller, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with cystic fibrosis 


  • The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Tax Law, since 2013
Best Lawyer 2016
Best Lawyers 2022


  • M. fisc., Université de Sherbrooke, 1989
  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1986

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
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