Yves is a partner in Dentons’ Toronto office, and a member of the Firm’s National Tax Law group. For the past 25 years, Yves’ practice has focused on tax litigation and dispute resolution. Prior to joining the private sector, he practiced at the Federal Department of Justice. He is a member of the Bar in both Québec and Ontario.
Yves has argued many tax cases before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court of Québec, Québec Superior Court, and Québec Court of Appeal. He has also made written representations to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Yves has experience requesting interpretations or rulings from the tax authorities, and filing and negotiating voluntary disclosures. He prepares submissions, on behalf of his clients, to the tax authorities at both the audit level and the objection stage of an assessment, and assists his clients in negotiating settlements. He also obtained remission orders and has made representations to the Department of Finance regarding proposed tax legislation amendments.
Yves previously lectured at the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Tax Symposium, the Fiscal and Financial Planning Association, and the Tax Executive Institute. He has also taught taxation at the University of Québec in Montréal.