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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy & Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

Commercial Property Owner and Rental Assistance Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”) The framework of the CERS mirrors the framework of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. We have prepared a table to assist you in navigating these rules. Due to its complex nature, readers are urged to seek out their Richter professionals so that their impact […]

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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy: Program Summary Table.

The framework of the CERS mirrors the framework of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. PRINTABLE VERSION

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COVID-19 Bulletins.

Below is a list of our bulletins issued throughout the pandemic (March – July 2020). Note: information was compiled as at the date indicated on each bulletin. Some information may have been updated since. It’s best to consult a Richter professional for accurate information. Measures and Updates – Canada Release 9 – Canada Emergency Rent […]

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In the News | Bloomberg, David Hogan.

Our partner David Hogan was featured in “Cameco’s $368 Million Tax Fight to Examine Offshore Profits” in Bloomberg, discussing the landmark transfer pricing case. Read the full article on Bloomberg Tax (paywall).

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Press release | Richter Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Regal Confections.

Richter Advisory Group Inc. (Richter) acted as exclusive financial advisor to Regal Confections (“Regal”), in the sale of a majority interest to Clearspring Capital Partners.

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Press release | Richter Welcomes New Partner, Karen Kimel.

On behalf of the partners at Richter, our team is excited to welcome our newest partner, Karen Kimel, to the firm. Karen joins Richter’s Canadian Restructuring Group in our Toronto office.

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Richter bulletin | Deadline to disclose nominee agreements for 2020.

On May 17, 2019, Finances Québec announced measures expanding the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) disclosure rules and penalties to aggressive tax planning involving shams. These measures include a requirement to disclose the use of nominees, such as prête-noms. Additional information regarding this new requirement can be found here. On September 24, 2020, the Government of […]

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‘Tis the season for recruitment!.

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, it’s nice to know that some things never change! Take the four Canadian seasons for one: pool season, hockey season, tax season, recruitment season… While this year our recruitment events will be a little different, we wanted to remain true to who we are: a family of dynamic and […]

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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Program Summary Table.

We have prepared a table to assist you in navigating the old and new rules, determining eligibility and calculating CEWS. Due to the complex nature of these rules, readers are urged to seek out their Richter professionals so that their impact can be properly evaluated and that their revenue decline analysis and wage subsidy calculations […]

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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy & Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy.

Commercial Property Owner and Rental Assistance Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (“CERS”) The framework of the CERS mirrors the framework of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. We have prepared a table to assist you in navigating these rules. Due to its complex nature, readers are urged to seek out their Richter professionals so that their impact […]

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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy: Program Summary Table.

The framework of the CERS mirrors the framework of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. PRINTABLE VERSION

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COVID-19 Bulletins.

Below is a list of our bulletins issued throughout the pandemic (March – July 2020). Note: information was compiled as at the date indicated on each bulletin. Some information may have been updated since. It’s best to consult a Richter professional for accurate information. Measures and Updates – Canada Release 9 – Canada Emergency Rent […]

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In the News | Bloomberg, David Hogan.

Our partner David Hogan was featured in “Cameco’s $368 Million Tax Fight to Examine Offshore Profits” in Bloomberg, discussing the landmark transfer pricing case. Read the full article on Bloomberg Tax (paywall).

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Press release | Richter Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Regal Confections.

Richter Advisory Group Inc. (Richter) acted as exclusive financial advisor to Regal Confections (“Regal”), in the sale of a majority interest to Clearspring Capital Partners.

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Press release | Richter Welcomes New Partner, Karen Kimel.

On behalf of the partners at Richter, our team is excited to welcome our newest partner, Karen Kimel, to the firm. Karen joins Richter’s Canadian Restructuring Group in our Toronto office.

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Richter bulletin | Deadline to disclose nominee agreements for 2020.

On May 17, 2019, Finances Québec announced measures expanding the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) disclosure rules and penalties to aggressive tax planning involving shams. These measures include a requirement to disclose the use of nominees, such as prête-noms. Additional information regarding this new requirement can be found here. On September 24, 2020, the Government of […]

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‘Tis the season for recruitment!.

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, it’s nice to know that some things never change! Take the four Canadian seasons for one: pool season, hockey season, tax season, recruitment season… While this year our recruitment events will be a little different, we wanted to remain true to who we are: a family of dynamic and […]

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COVID-19: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Program Summary Table.

We have prepared a table to assist you in navigating the old and new rules, determining eligibility and calculating CEWS. Due to the complex nature of these rules, readers are urged to seek out their Richter professionals so that their impact can be properly evaluated and that their revenue decline analysis and wage subsidy calculations […]

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COVID-19: Important Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) Program.

On July 27, 2020, the federal government enacted several important changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”). In particular, the changes enable any employer with a revenue decline for any reason to be eligible for the subsidy for the periods beginning July 5, 2020. As well, the changes provide for a subsidy which likely […]

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COVID-19 : Canadian Tax Measures.

Individuals The April 30th filing deadline for the 2019 taxation year was extended to June 1, 2020. This extension also applies to form T106, T1135, and any elections, forms and schedules that must be filed with the return. The deadline for the payment of any balance of tax for the 2019 taxation year as well […]

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COVID-19: MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS.

A message to our clients and business partners We know that these are unusual times, to say the least, and everyone is adapting to this new reality in real time. As we continue to assess this rapidly changing situation, our collective priority is to focus on our true core value: family. Read more.   Adapting […]

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COVID-19: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

What relief programs are available? Several. But which is right for you? This depends on the type of company you have: I manage a small enterprise I manage a mid-sized company I manage a large company Looking for something specific? How can I determine eligibility and calculate CEWS? I’m just looking for rent relief information […]

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In the news | BNN Bloomberg.

Our partner Olivier Benchaya was featured in “Commercial landlords brace for worst month yet as tenants struggle” on BNN Bloomberg, discussing the financial strain that deferring rent can have on businesses. Read the full article on BNN Bloomberg. See also: Landlord/Tenant Arrangements: Important Tax Consequences In the news | La Presse, Ici Radio-Canada Première – […]

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COVID-19: Finding solutions together.

Uncertainty can be overwhelming – to say the least – but we are here to help. As we shift to the “new normal”, business owners and families need to consider how best to adapt to life, post-height-of-the-pandemic. We know you have a lot on your plate when managing through a pandemic: evaluating which government program […]

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COVID-19: Canada – Additional Measures – 7.

Additional Measures in response to COVID-19   RENTAL ASSISTANCE Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”) Under the CECRA, commercial property owners can receive forgivable loans equal to 50% of their gross rents for April, May and June 2020. To qualify, a commercial property owner must enter into an agreement with an eligible small business tenant […]

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COVID-19: Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy Decision Tree.

In light of COVID-19, the federal government has announced a number of emergency wage subsidy programs to help reduce the impact of the pandemic on businesses. To guide you through this process we have created an outline summarizing these programs to help you find the right solution.       For further updates, consult Richter’s […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) – 6.

On April 21, 2020, additional tools were provided by the federal government in order to clarify certain questions and facilitate the CEWS application process. A summary of the CEWS program is fully detailed in our bulletin issued on April 14, 2020. Due to the complex nature of these rules, readers are urged to seek out their Richter […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Update: Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – 5.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (“CEWS”) – General Summary On April 11, 2020, the CEWS was enacted into law by the Federal government. An overview of the program is provided below as well as a summary of the important decisions that need to be made.  Certain aspects of the program are more fully detailed in our bulletin issued on […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Measures for Businesses and Individuals – 4.

As at April 8, 2020, the Federal and provincial governments have updated some of their previously announced measures in response to COVID-19 and added some others. We wish to stress that legislation has not yet been made available yet and, as such, the final programs may differ from what has been detailed below.   EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE […]

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COVID-19: United States: Business Measures – 1.

We’ve  prepared for you a summary of the various business and tax measures announced by the government in response to COVID-19.   The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for US Businesses As at March 31, 2020, the US President signed into law the CARES Act, which provides corporations and individuals special tax relief to […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Measures for Businesses and Individuals – 3.

As at April 3, 2020, the Federal and provincial governments have announced the following tax measures in response to COVID-19, which are in addition to those already communicated in our previous bulletins.   INCOME TAX FILINGS The filing deadline for trusts, otherwise due in April or May, has been extended to June 1, 2020. The […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Relief programs for businesses.

We’ve  prepared for you a summary of the various business and tax measures announced by the government in response to COVID-19.   As at March 30, 2020, the Federal and Provincial governments announced the following business measures in response to COVID-19. Additional details will be provided in the coming days.   FINANCING – AVAILABLE RELIEF […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Measures for Businesses and Individuals – 2.

We’ve  prepared for you a summary of the various business and tax measures announced by the government in response to COVID-19.   As at March 27, 2020, the Federal and provincial governments announced the following tax measures in response to COVID-19, which are in addition to those already communicated in our previous bulletin. Additional details […]

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COVID-19: A message to our clients and business partners.

We’ve  prepared for you a summary of the various business and tax measures announced by the government in response to COVID-19.   A message to our clients and business partners  On behalf of the entire Richter team, We know that these are unusual times, to say the least, and everyone is adapting to this new […]

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COVID-19: Canada, Measures for Businesses and Individuals – 1.

We’ve  prepared for you a summary of the various business and tax measures announced by the government in response to COVID-19.   The Government has announced new tax filing deadlines in light of COVID-19. The Federal and Quebec governments announced the following tax relief measures effective March 18, 2020, in response to COVID-19. We’ve compiled […]

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COVID-19: Our Commitment to our Clients, Community And Team.

At Richter, we are taking specific measures to do our part in slowing the rate of transmission of COVID-19. Richter takes the health and safety of our clients, team members, and community seriously. In response to COVID-19, we wanted to share with you the measures we, as a firm, have taken, to do our part […]

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In the news | La Presse, Ici Radio-Canada Première | Olivier Benchaya quoted in an article on consumers’ buying habits.

“Retail is a fragile area right now. Consumers’ buying habits have changed.” – our partner Olivier Benchaya. Olivier was recently on Claude Bernatchez’s morning show on ICI Radio-Canada Première; listen to the full interview (FR only). Olivier was also featured in a recent article in La Presse. To learn more, read the article (FR only).

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Press release | Announcement of New Partners.

It is our honour to introduce you to five individuals who have recently been named to the partnership. These leaders are pillars in their teams, bring fresh perspectives to client service and are much admired by their peers for their expertise and management styles. These individuals exemplify Richter’s culture: innovative thinking, uniquely skilled, passionate, experienced […]

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In the news | Global News, Montreal Gazette, CJAD 800 | Tanya Greenidge and Vyshak Sukumaran interview about our satellite offices.

Our Tanya Greenidge and Vyshak Sukumaran were featured on Global News Montreal’s evening broadcast recently! They discussed our two satellite offices which are opening soon to accommodate those affected by the up-coming construction in Laval and West Island. You can also read more details about it in this Gazette article, which also recently featured Tanya […]

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Press release | Richter acts as Advisor in the Acquisition of Openface Inc..

Richter Advisory Group Inc. is pleased to have assisted Openface Inc. (Openface) in its sale to Beanfield Technologies Inc. (Beanfield). Beanfield is a telecommunications infrastructure provider and operates the largest independent fiber optic network in Toronto. With this sale, Beanfield will benefit from the diverse customer base and solid reputation Openface has built in the Montreal […]

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In the news | Montreal Gazette | Tanya Greenidge interview about our satellite offices.

With the up-coming construction affecting commutes in the West Island and Laval, we wanted to ensure that our team members will be able to maintain a healthy work-life balance by opening two satellite offices in March. “We wanted to be proactive’’ – our Tanya Greenidge explains to Kathryn Greenaway in the Montreal Gazette. 

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In the news | Montreal Gazette | Joanie Coutu-Bellerose interview mental health policies a priority.

“Employees are looking for more than just a raise or a bonus, they’re looking to make sure they’re in a safe, supportive environment. Businesses have to learn to become more human.’’ Our Joanie Coutu-Bellerose was recently featured in an article discussing mental health in the workplace, and how our team helps each other every day!

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Richter bulletin | Professional Achievements Celebration 2019.

What is the anatomy of a Richter honouree? 40% dedication 32% memorization 21% confidence 13% finding balance 4% caffeine = Giving 110%. Because that’s how much effort we put into everything we do.     Congratulations! Richter was proud to recognize the team members who studied hard to obtain new professional designations in 2019. Meet […]

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Press release | Partnering with Waterloo in Cybersecurity Research.

Our Risk team members, Partner Ray Vankrimpen and Vice President Asif Mohammed are pleased to collaborate on the award-winning research done by the University of Waterloo, to help companies address cybersecurity issues: UW CISA and Richter LLP partner in Cybersecurity Research.

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Press release | Introducing the Richter Tower to Montreal’s Skyline.

Richter LLP is pleased to announce its naming rights on one of Montreal’s premier office buildings. Richter LLP is pleased to unveil its naming rights on the south tower of 1981 McGill College. Following on-going extensive upgrades, the Richter Tower, as part of 1981 McGill College, and the surrounding area will soon become an even […]

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In the news | Canadian Grocer | David Greenham quoted in an article on Cybersecurity training.

Our David Greenham was featured in Canadian Grocer. “All it takes is for one employee to click on a malicious link or attachment and the entire company could be brought to a halt from ransomware,” says David Greenham, vice-president at accounting and consulting firm Richter. “Depending on how good or bad the organization’s data backups […]

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Press release | RFO hosts Footsteps into the Future event.

At Richter Family Office, we strive to help families of significant means in governing their multi-generational legacies, while preserving and growing their wealth. Recently, we hosted two of Canada’s best-known journalists to share their inspiring stories and insights on how our clients and colleagues can shape their legacies. Peter Mansbridge, former chief correspondent for CBC […]

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In the news | Globe and Mail | Greg Moore quoted in an article on ETFs.

Our Greg Moore was featured in the Globe and Mail. “Because of the ease of getting in and out of these investments, the biggest risk to investors is deviation from their long-term plan,” says Greg Moore, vice president at family office Richter LLP. “So, keep using ETFs, but don’t be tempted by the liquidity provision […]

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In the news | Espace | Sarah Benammar | Trusts as real estate owners.

Sarah Benammar, CPA, CGA, LL. M. Fisc., Senior Manager   Many Canadian and foreign investors were advised to set up domestic or foreign trusts to acquire investment real estate properties in Canada in the early 2000’s, late 90’s and way before. Amongst other motives, trusts used to be an attractive vehicle to hold real estate property from an income […]

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In the news | Les Affaires | Marie-Claude Frigon quoted in an article on Amazon’s growth.

Marie-Claude Frigon, Partner at Richter, was quoted in the article “What makes Amazon worth 60 times its earnings” published in the French-language newspaper Les Affaires. Amazon’s accomplishments in terms of innovation and logistics have allowed it to achieve this critical mass, explained Marie Claude Frigon, partner and retail specialist at Richter, in Montréal. “Amazon is […]

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In the news | Blue J Legal | Alix Lapkovsky quoted in an article on Artificial Intelligence.

Alix Lapkovsky, associate at Richter, was quoted in an article on how artificial intelligence (AI) can help tax and law professionals concentrate on added value projects. Read the article on the Blue J Legal website.

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In the news | Report on Business | Greg Moore featured in Report on Business.

Our Greg Moore was featured in the latest issue of Report on Business. Greg shared his insights on the value a family office brings to families looking to transition their legacies and wealth across generations. Read the full article in Report on Business.

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Richter bulletin | Deadline to disclose nominee agreements extended.

On May 17, 2019, Finances Québec announced measures expanding the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) disclosure rules and penalties to aggressive tax planning involving shams. These measures include a requirement to disclose the use of nominees, such as prête-noms. This is not an annual filing requirement. It is sufficient that one of the parties to the […]

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In the news | Les Affaires | Mindy Mayman was quoted in an article on consulting firms and wealth management advisory.

Mindy Mayman, Richter Family Office Partner, was quoted in an article in the French-language newspaper Les Affaires.

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Press release | Richter advises McRae Integration in acquisition by VINCI Energies.

Richter Advisory Group Inc. is pleased to have assisted McRae Integration Ltd. (“McRae”), in its sale to Actemium, the VINCI Energies brand which is dedicated to industrial processes. 

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In the news | Les Affaires | Tanya Greenidge quoted in an article on the importance of tech-savvy CPA.

Tanya Greenidge, Human Resources Partner at Richter, was quoted in an article in the French-language newspaper Les Affaires. Accounting firms are in the midst of a transformation, one that is changing their hiring criteria. “Applicants must demonstrate solid expertise in technology,” explained Tanya Greenidge, Human Resources Partner at Richter. “Tomorrow’s accountants will develop statistical models using state-of-the-art […]

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Press release | Richter advises NutraBlend Foods in the sale of its North American operations.

Richter Advisory Group Inc. is pleased to have assisted NutraBlend Foods Inc. and NutraBlend Foods, LLC (collectively “Nutrablend”), each a subsidiary of the Grober Group, in the sale of substantially all of its operations to an affiliate of Blendtek Fine Ingredients Inc. 

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In the news | Premières en affaires | Stéphanie Lincourt quoted in an article on women in real estate.

Written by Charles-Étienne Carrier and published in Premières en affaires. Real estate covers a broad spectrum of professions, and women are gradually making themselves heard in this traditionally male-dominated sector. From construction and investment funds to communications and management, women are carving our their place, but the battle is far from over. So what remains […]

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Press release | Expanding the Toronto office.

The Richter team has moved to accommodate its growth The Richter team is proud to announce its move to accommodate the expansion and growing needs of its Toronto office. The new office space will take over most of the 35th floor of Brookfield Place, at 181 Bay St. “Since Richter opened its doors in Toronto […]

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Continuity Planning: A Trusted Advisor Is Key.

Twenty years ago, our vision for this family office was to create a truly independent and objective wealth advisory model for families seeking an integrated approach to wealth continuity and legacy planning. Today, as one of Canada’s oldest and largest fully-independent multi-family offices, Richter Family Office (RFO) has a reputation for providing our families with unique access to […]

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Press release | Richter Family Office VP Greg Moore is firm’s first designated Family Enterprise Advisor.

Congratulations to Richter Family Office (RFO) Vice President Greg Moore on attaining the FAMILY ENTERPRISE ADVISORTM (FEA) designation. Not only is Greg a most trusted and coveted advisor for business families, but he is also the first individual at the firm to go through this rigorous process to obtain this professional designation. The FEA program […]

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In the news | Espace | Andrew Adessky | The Landlord’s Plight – The Financially-Troubled Tenant.

It is inevitable that landlords will, at some point in time (and in many cases quite often), encounter commercial tenants who are unable to pay their rent. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the situations a landlord can be faced with; an overview of the landlord’s rights as related to […]

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Press release | Richter Among Canada’s Top SME Employers.

Richter has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for the third time in six years. First published in 2014, this annual competition led by The Globe and Mail recognizes SMEs “that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies”.[1] “We are delighted to be recognized as one of […]

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Press release | Richter named a Top Employer.

Richter has once again been recognized as one of Montréal’s Top Employers! This annual competition – first published in 2006 – seeks to recognize employers in the Greater Montreal area that “lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work”.[1] This is the 10th time Richter has made the list. “We continue to focus on […]

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Press release | Welcoming Richter’s Newest Partners.

On behalf of the partnership and the entire Richter team, we are excited to announce two new partners will be joining Richter’s leadership effective immediately. These two people are both compassionate individuals, with a great depth of experience in their chosen fields and great dedication to those with whom they work. Known for their dedication […]

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In the news | Espace | Martin Gilbert | ITR restrictions for large businesses and others to be phased out.

Most of the time, our articles on taxation deal with topics or new developments that translate into either additional costs for real property owners and/or their tenants, or new tax compliance obligations, which translate into…additional costs as well. Therefore, it gives us great pleasure to announce today some good news: a reduction in the cost […]

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Richter bulletin | Professional Achievements 2018.

On November 30th we recognized almost 100 of our team members at Richter’s annual Professional Achievement Celebration. This event celebrated Richter team members who attained a new professional designation in 2018. Celebrations took place in Montreal and Toronto, and recognized individuals for passing their CFE, receiving CPA hours, or attaining various other designations – from […]

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In the news | Espace | Harvey Sands and Martin Gilbert | Art of the Deal – Purchaser’s considerations and planning for the acquisition of a mixed-use commercial and residential property.

By: Peng Du, CPA, CA, Vice President, Tax, Richter and Martin Gilbert, LL.B, Vice President, Tax Business Matter Contributor: Harvey Sands, CPA, CA, ICD, Consultant The benefits of navigating the tax maze Context: Many real property transactions are often much more complex than initially anticipated. While some people may only see a standard transfer of […]

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In the news | Espace | Harvey Sands,Vincent De Angelis and Nina Vu | Taxation of tenant inducement payments; recent jurisprudence.

Pay attention to tenant inducement payments (TIPs) COURT OF QUEBEC RULES THAT A TIP IS NOT A CURRENT EXPENSE AND IS THEREFORE NOT DEDUCTIBLE FROM INCOME IN MOTTER V. AGENCE DU REVENU DU QUÉBEC By: Nina Vu, LL.B, Associate, Tax, Richter LLP Vincent De Angelis, CPA Auditor, CA, Partner, Richter LLP Harvey Sands, CPA, CA, […]

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In the news | Finance et investissement | Bertrand Milot | Mark data like bank notes to flush out cybercrime.

By Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on Finance et Investissement – https://www.finance-investissement.com/   In films, gangsters are regularly caught because the stolen bank notes were marked. Well, you could do the same thing with your data. In one of my columns a few months ago, I addressed the possibility of our data or our identity […]

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Press release | Richter strolls once again with Stroll for Kids.

Once again, Richter is proud to be the platinum sponsor of Stroll for Kids, the annual walk-and-stroll event co-chaired by Richter partner Alana Geller. Stroll for Kids (SFK) is a family event supporting the Just for Kids Foundation (JFK) and the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH). The event aims to raise funds to purchase life-saving medical […]

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In the news | BNA Bloomberg | David Hogan and Andre Oliveira | Cameco Trial: Opening Remarks Raise Fundamental Issues In $2.2B Case That Could Transform Transfer Pricing.

Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report, Vol. 25, 12/08/2016. Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Bloomberg By: David Hogan and Andre Oliveira Article featured in Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report, Vol. 25 12/08/2016. Copyright 2016 by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Bloomberg Cameco Corp.’s transfer pricing dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency went to trial in early October. The […]

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In the news | Espace | Harvey Sands and Mali Leclair-Vance | Contaminated Lands and Components in Real Estate Deals.

Buy-side Due diligence; who is on the hook for the cost of clean-up? By Harvey Sands, CPA, CA, ICD.D, Richter Real Estate Advisory and Me Mali Leclair-Vance, LL.B., Richter Taxation  Richter LLP With special contribution on legal matters by Donna Shier, Robert Woon, and Serin Remedios of Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Toxic environments can […]

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In the news | Espace | Harvey Sands and Audrey Mercier | Understanding New and Important Implications for Major Tenants.

Audrey Mercier, CPA, CA, CFE, CFF Vice-President, Audit Harvey Sands, CPA, CA, ICD.D Partner, Audit As originally appearing in Espace Montreal, volume 26. The International Accounting Standard Board (“IASB”) and the Financial Accounting Standard Board (“FASB”) have jointly issued a new accounting standard for leases. This new standard will be applicable to all public companies […]

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In the news | Espace | Vincent De Angelis and Sarah Benammar | The new passive income tax regime and its impact on real estate investments: Simplicity and certainty at last.

By: Sarah Benammar & Vincent De Angelis Original, as it appears on Espace Montréal magazine – Vol. 27 Income tax is a cost of doing business and that cost carries over into the business of real estate ownership and operations. In July 2017, in the depths of the summer, the Federal Department of Finance (“Finance”) […]

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Press release | Richter VP Bertrand Milot is Montreal’s First Certified Blockchain Professional.

The Richter team would like to recognize and congratulate Bertrand Milot on attaining his most recent professional designation: Certified Blockchain Professional, C|BP. Not only is Bertrand a leading advisor in cybersecurity and Blockchain technology, he is the first individual in the Montreal area to obtain this designation. This certification is offered by the Institute of […]

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In the news | Espace | Stephane Marcassa | Quebec’s approach to the challenges of the sharing economy and companies like Airbnb.

In short, the sharing economy is a socio-economic model in which goods, services and knowledge are shared or exchanged between individuals.

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Richter bulletin | Canadian Tax Focus | Hekmat Kaadan | IRS Highlights Non-Compliance of Midmarket Firms.

In March 2017, the IRS’s Large Business and International Division rolled out 13 campaigns that Canadian midmarket business owners should be made aware of.

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Press release | Risk VPs appointed to Presidencies.

On behalf of our entire Richter team we would like to extend sincere congratulations to our Risk Vice Presidents Asif Mohammed and Bertrand Milot for their recent appointments to two very highly-regarded professional associations in Toronto and Montreal, respectively. After serving as its VP, Asif has been appointed President of the ISACA Toronto Chapter at […]

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Press release | Richter launches new partnership with the World Trade Centre Toronto.

Helping Canadian businesses expand globally Richter is pleased to embark on an exciting new partnership with the World Trade Centre Toronto (WTC-T), supporting its Market Activation Program (MAP). With this partnership, Richter will lend its expertise to business owners and entrepreneurs in the Greater Toronto Area that are leveraging WTC-T’s resources and reach to develop […]

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In the News | CBC, Globe and Mail, BNN television, etc. | Raymond Vankrimpen | Heartbleed Bug.

Partner Raymond Vankrimpen, cybersecurity expert, weighs in on the Heartbleed Bug… Raymond Vankrimpen, a Partner at Richter and cybersecurity expert, has provided expert commentary through a variety of media sources on the now infamous Heartbleed Bug. According to Ray, the vulnerability is so critical due to “how widespread it is, the relative ease of exploitation, […]

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In the news | Action Canada-France | Guy St-Georges | Allegations of fraud: act quickly, the first 48 hours are crucial!.

“Allégations de fraude : faites vite, les 48 premières heures sont cruciales!” An article by Guy St-Georges appeared in the February 2015 issue of Action Canada-France magazine, the official publication of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada. In his article entitled “Allégations de fraude : faites vite, les 48 premières heures sont cruciales!”, Guy […]

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In the news | Action Canada-France | Sophie Caudiu | Entrepreneurs and sponsorships: an alliance that is worth gold!.

“Les entrepreneurs et le mécénat : une alliance qui vaut de l’or!” An article by Sophie Caudiu appeared in the January 2015 issue of Action Canada-France magazine, the official publication of the French Chamber of Commerce in Canada. In her article entitled “Les entrepreneurs et le mécénat : une alliance qui vaut de l’or!”, Sophie […]

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In the news | Espace | Stéphanie Lincourt and Harvey Sands | Marrying Social Entrepreneurship and Social Impact Real Estate Development.

By: Stéphanie Lincourt, CPA, CA, Senior Manager, Audit, Richter Business Matter contributor: Harvey Sands, CPA, CA, Consultant, Richter Social entrepreneurship is often thought of as a nonprofit undertaking but more and more entrepreneurs in Montréal are becoming interested in profitable development and business ventures which are inclusive of the environment and the community. These entrepreneurs […]

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In the news | Canadian Gaming Business Magazine | Good Governance: Just a catch-phrase?.

October, 2016 Originally published in Canadian Gaming Business Magazine Some people refer to it as corporate governance, others just call it governance, and some simply refer to it as a pain in the @$$!, but regardless of the name, one thing is certain: good governance is a crucial element for any business, and the gaming industry […]

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In the news | Consumer & Retail Advisor | Mirella Pisciuneri and Katherine Forbes | What’s critical to succeeding in our changing retail landscape.

By Mirella Pisciuneri, CPA, CA and Katherine Forbes, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) *Mirella and Katherine were guest contributors to McCarthy Tétrault’s Consumer & Retail Advisor blog. The original of this article appeared on the Consumer & Retail Advisor blog in July, 2016. Roughly one decade ago, there was much speculation as to how Canadian retail […]

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In the news | BNA Bloomberg | David Hogan and Andre Oliveira | Cameco Trial: Opening Remarks Raise Fundamental Issues In $2.2B Case That Could Transform Transfer Pricing.

By: David Hogan and Andre Oliveira Article featured in Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report, Vol. 25 12/08/2016. Copyright 2016 by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Bloomberg Cameco Corp.’s transfer pricing dispute with the Canada Revenue Agency went to trial in early October. The central issue is whether a Swiss subsidiary used by the Canadian parent as an […]

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Press release | Canadian Restructuring receives top recognition in the “Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year $50MM to $100MM”.

‘Awards like this are certainly humbling to receive but we’re grateful as they reflect the consistent hard work of our team’ TORONTO, ON – On behalf of all our partners and professionals, Richter is pleased to share that our Canadian Restructuring team has received top recognition in the “Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year $50MM to […]

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Richter bulletin | The Evolving Family Office Landscape.

By: Greg Moore, CFA As originally appearing at Introduction Capital’s 7th Canadian Alternative Investment forum, dated April, 2017. The term “Family Office” has become almost ubiquitous in the Canadian financial services industry over the last few years – this within a country that is still relatively young in the context of multi-generational wealth transfer. As […]

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In the news | Espace | Stéphanie Lincourt | CREW M, an Industry Force to be Reckoned with.

By: Stéphanie Lincourt, CPA auditor, CA, Partner, Richter President of CREW M The glass ceiling might be starting to crack in the real estate sector. CREW M, the Greater Montréal Area chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Network, is making its presence known in commercial real estate. Created by Élise Gauvreau and Corinne Li, […]

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In the news | BNA Bloomberg | David Hogan and Andre Oliveira | The Precedent-Setting Cameco Case: Concluding Remarks on Trial Show Fierce Battle on Key Tax and Transfer Pricing Issues.

By: David Hogan and Andre Oliveira Reproduced with permission from Tax Management International Journal, 47 TM International Journal 189, 3/9/18 – 2018 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com Even before the decision is revealed, one fact is abundantly clear in the Cameco case: this $2.2 billion dispute will shake, and possibly reshape, Canada’s tax and transfer […]

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Richter bulletin | Highlighting Innovation: Richter launches the very first Richter AInnovation Contest!.

The Richter AInnovation Contest was launched as a platform to mobilize the internal audit profession and act as an initiator of change in the market.

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Press release | Marie-Claude Frigon, Committee member for Montréal’s new Plan Commerce.

Richter partner Marie-Claude Frigon has been selected as one of the 17 members of the Advisory Committee for the City of Montreal’s new Plan Commerce. Marie-Claude, along with other civic leaders, will help develop recommendations to ensure a bright future for Montréal’s business sector, and community. Her expertise will contribute to four major themes, focusing […]

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Press release | Top honours for Richter!.

Richter has once again made the list of Montréal’s Top Employers! This annual competition – first published in 2006 – seeks to recognize employers in the Greater Montreal area that “lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work”.[1] This is the 9th time Richter has made the list since 2008. “Our firm was founded […]

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Professional Achievements 2017.

Congratulations to our team members! Richter is proud to celebrate the academic achievements of our team members. Whether it is for passing the Common Final Exam or for having obtained another professional designation within the last year, we are pleased to congratulate each and every one of them. We would like to acknowledge the hard […]

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Richter scores new partnership with Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Richter is pleased to embark on an exciting partnership with the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a proud partner of two of Canada’s biggest franchises, Richter is thrilled to be collaborating with both teams, and will have significant presence during games in the Bell Centre in Montreal and the Air Canada Centre […]

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Richter Family Office Expansion Includes New Toronto Office.

Ultra-high net worth families are increasingly turning to independent wealth managers To better serve ultra-high net worth families, Richter Family Office (RFO) is pleased to be expanding its services and formally opening an office in Toronto. As an increasing number of baby boomers are facing retirement, they are seeking independent wealth management advisors to help […]

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Richter: A Leader in Cybersecurity.

With cyber threats posing an unprecedented risk to companies, Richter is proudly expanding and shoring up its cybersecurity service offering. The Risk, Performance and Technology Advisory Services team is pleased to welcome Bertrand Milot, renowned cybersecurity expert, to the role of Senior Manager. Bertrand has nearly 20 years of experience in cybersecurity as well as information […]

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