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Etienne C. Laplante

Etienne C. Laplante


WSG Practice Industries


Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada



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.


  • ?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



  • 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
Areas of Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions | Tax Litigation | Taxation


Pre‑ruling Consultation with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): A Little‑Known Yet Practical Service
Lavery Lawyers, March 2021

Canada’s tax system is very complex and tends to become more complex over time. Amendments to tax laws in recent years have not simplified our tax system, quite the contrary. The introduction of various intention tests in tax laws has also further increased tax authorities’ discretion as to the application of such laws...

Sale of a Business: New Tax Planning Option
Lavery Lawyers, June 2020

The sale of a business is often the most significant business transaction in an entrepreneur's life. In addition, the net proceeds from such a sale often represent an entrepreneur's only retirement fund. Therefore, it is crucial to maximize such proceeds by reducing or deferring the taxes resulting from the transaction as much as possible...

COVID-19: Support for Agriculture and Agri-Food Businesses in Quebec and Canada
Lavery Lawyers, June 2020

It goes without saying that the economic upheavals caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are posing countless challenges for all companies, whether or not they are pursuing their activities within the limits imposed by the governments of Canada and Quebec. Food producers such as agricultural and food processing businesses, considered by the Quebec government to be essential services, are not exempt from this harsh reality...

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