Derek Kurrant is a partner in our Calgary Tax Group. Derek also leads the firm’s Private Enterprise team in Calgary which is a dedicated group of lawyers that has a wealth of experience and specialized expertise in the many areas of law that affect private enterprise from start-up to exit.
As a lawyer and a chartered accountant, he has practiced exclusively in the area of taxation for over 20 years. His practice encompasses providing tax advice to private and public enterprises in both the domestic and international content in respect of a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions, including corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions; structuring of public debt and equity offerings; the purchase and sale of businesses, and the use of partnerships, joint ventures and trusts.
Derek has significant experience providing tax structuring and transactional advice on various energy based projects and providing advice on taxation issues specific to businesses in the oil and gas and energy related sectors (including renewable energy and cleantech sectors). Derek regularly provides tax advice on international and cross-border planning matters, including advising Canadian businesses looking to expand to foreign jurisdictions and advising multinational enterprises seeking to establish, acquire or dispose of business in Canada. Derek also advises corporate and individual taxpayers in connection with tax disputes.