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Join our expert panel for our annual update and discussion on Property Tax and Real Estate Legal Issues and what you need to be aware of ahead of some important filing dates.
The panel will address key topics such as:
- 2022 Federal Tax Changes & Implications
- State and Condition Reminder – October 31
- Empty Homes Tax (EHT)
- Underused Housing Tax (UHT)
Mark Lewis of Bennett Jones will moderate this discussion as we explore these crucial matters with our distinguished panel.
Henry Liao is a tax partner with KPMG LLP in Vancouver, providing Canadian tax advisory services for acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and general corporate tax planning. His area of specialization is real estate, advising various prominent local and inbound developers, as well as public, private, widely-held and institutional real estate investment entities. Henry has been involved with complex transactions and reorganizations, while being a leading resource on real estate related legislative updates, including the foreign-buyers tax and BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax. With more than 15 years of experience, Henry has been a speaker at various conferences and seminars, including with the Canadian Tax Foundation and CPABC.
Paul Sullivan (Principal and Regional Leader, Property Tax Complex, Ryan ULC)
Paul Sullivan is Principal and Regional Leader, Property Tax Complex with Ryan ULC and specializes in providing property tax services in the British Columbia region, saving clients millions of dollars in annual property taxes by negotiating on clients’ behalf and appearing as an advocate during the assessment appeals process. Paul, is a Board Member and Chair, Property Tax Committee of UDI and appears on behalf of industry, advocating to all levels of government on tax reform and fairness issues and regularly addresses city council meetings, real estate associations, and small business organizations, educating industry on the complex issues surrounding property taxation.
Mark Lewis (moderator) (Partner, Bennett Jones LLP)
Mark Lewis is a partner in the Corporate Group at Bennett Jones LLP practicing in the area of commercial real estate. Mark's practice encompasses the full spectrum of real estate transactions, and development and infrastructure projects, including urban strata projects, business parks, seniors housing, healthcare and education facilities, public works and recreational resorts. He regularly advises local and foreign-based clients in connection with structuring co-ownership, joint venture and partnership relationships for real estate development projects. He also has an active commercial lending practice that focuses on construction and equity financing loans, deposit protection insurance facilities and cross-border business financings. Mark has been a UDI Board member, and has chaired UDI's Legal Issues Committee, since 2012. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC's Real Estate Development Practice Manual and since 2005 he has authored the Manual's "Development Marketing" chapter.
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