Marie-France's practice focuses on tax litigation, tax dispute resolution and tax controversy from the audit and objection stages to tax appeals before the courts.
She has extensive trial and appellate advocacy experience and has regularly appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Quebec Court of Justice and the Quebec Superior Court.
Prior to joining Deloitte Tax Law LLP, Marie-France was a counsel in the Tax Law Directorate of the Department of Justice (Canada), and also worked as a crown prosecutor in the area of proceeds of crime and tax fraud with the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions) in Montreal. She began her career as a law clerk with the Tax Court of Canada.
Marie-France completed a Masters Degree in Tax Law (LL.M.) at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto). She also completed a Bachelors Degree in Civil Law (LL.L.) (Honours) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) (Honours) at Ottawa University. Marie-France received numerous awards during her studies, including the Stikeman Elliott Award and the Nathalie Goyette Prize, both for excellence in taxation law.
Professional and business affiliations
Marie-France is a member of the Barreau du Québec (Quebec Bar), the Law Society of Upper Canada and the APFF (association de
planification fiscal et financière).
Publications and Speeches
Marie-France contributes to the tax community by way of articles and presentations on different taxation topics with the Canadian Tax Foundation.
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