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Vice President | LL.B.

Martin Gilbert

Expert, dedicated, witty.

Calm, business-oriented, and creative in his approach, Martin Gilbert says that working as closely as he does with clients combined with his experience as an in-house advisor has given him a refined and practical approach to communications and service excellence. This, along with his sense of humour, makes Martin a real pleasure to work with.

Martin has been practicing law in the commodity tax sector for nearly 20 years. Before joining Richter, he worked for a large telecommunications company and a major accounting firm. Martin provides consulting services and assist clients in planning transactions and managing tax audits, in particular for commodity taxes. He has acquired extensive tax audit experience and has been involved in a number of reorganization cases, working on major transactions including the purchase and sale of assets and due diligence work.

Martin has co-chaired the Tax Executives Institute’s (TEI) liaison committee in addition to being invited as a guest speaker for the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), the TEI, the Canadian Tax Foundation as well as CPA Canada (formerly the CICA).

Fields of expertise

  • Consulting services
  • Reorganizations
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Tax audits


  • Private health
  • Real estate
  • Technology

Academic background

  • CPA Advanced HST/GST Financial Services Course, 2014
  • CICA PST In-Depth, 2005
  • Sales & Use Tax School, Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), 2003
  • CICA GST In-Depth, 1999
  • Licence to practice law, Quebec Bar Association, 1996
  • Quebec Bar Association professional training school, 1995
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, Université Laval, 1994

Professional and community involvement

  • Canadian Tax Foundation Member of the planning committee
  • Canadian Bar Association Member
  • Tax Executives Institute (TEI)
Liaison Committee – Co-chairman, Commodity taxes
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF) Member
  • Quebec Bar Association

Public recognition

  • With Peng Du. “Purchaser’s considerations and planning for the acquisition of a mixed-use commercial and residential property,” Espace Montréal, vol. 26, n˚ 1, 2017
  • Author. “Landlord/Tenant Workout Arrangements: Important GST/HST and QST Consequences,” Espace Montréal, vol. 24, n˚ 3, 2015