Fred Purkey

Partner
Fred Purkey

Fred Purkey is Partner in McCarthy Tétrault's Tax Group in Montreal, and advises on the tax issues relating to mergers and acquisitions of public and private corporations, corporate reorganizations, real estate investment trusts, and private equity funds. He also acts for both Canadian companies and international corporations doing business in Canada on federal and provincial sales tax matters, including planning and dispute resolution. Fred is fluent in English and French.

Fred writes widely on tax issues, and lends his expertise to panels at national and international tax conferences. He has lectured on taxation at McGill University Faculty of Law, and on the taxation of real estate in the McGill University Graduate Diploma in Taxation program.

Fred completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course, Levels I, II & III, and is a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). He received his Common and Civil Law (BCL/LLB) degrees from McGill University in 1996 and was called to the bar of Québec in 1998. Previously, he received an MA in Political Science from Yonsei University, South Korea (1990), and a BA in International Relations from Acadia University (1988).

McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City, as well as in New York City and London, UK.

Education:
B.A., Acadia University
M.A., Yonsei University
B.C.L., McGill University
LL.B., McGill University