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Mr. Cloutier is a partner in the Montréal Tax Group. His practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in Federal, Provincial and real-estate tax matters, as well as in GST/HST/QST. Mr. Cloutier challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments and collection measures. His practice also includes related administrative law issues. Mr. Cloutier oversees a significant practice in local and international voluntary disclosures, as well.

Mr. Cloutier has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada, pleading both in English and French. He has argued a number of high-profile evaluation and expropriation cases before the Québec Administrative Tribunal.

For the last few years, Mr. Cloutier has been at the forefront of the tax and regulatory issues raised by the sharing economy and electronic commerce and has implemented a world-first tax compliance solutions in collaboration with the Québec tax authorities.

With his team, Mr. Cloutier goes beyond advocacy to find practical and creative solutions to manage the financial and reputational risks of tax disputes.

Mr. Cloutier has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, both the International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders guides, and Taxnet Pro’s Tax Experts Directory. Mr. Cloutier is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Tax and Financial Planning Association (APFF).

Mr. Cloutier received his BCL and LLB from McGill University in 1996. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1999.


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