Nelson (Wiseman)


Taxation law, Commercial law


French and English

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Clients can count on Francine Nelson (Wiseman) to answer any tax or business law question.

With more than 35 years of tax and business law experience, Francine is known for her practical approach and tailored solutions. She assists a wide range of private sector clients and specializes in corporate taxation, trusts, estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border tax planning.

In addition to her legal practice, Francine operates a residential real estate business with her brothers. Her business experience combined with her legal practice has given Francine a practical and solution-oriented perspective. Francine is passionate about sharing her knowledge on tax law trends as a speaker and writer for renowned organizations and publications, including McGill University and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Field of practice:

• Business Law
• Estates and Trusts
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Tax Law
• Tax Restructuring

Since 2021, Francine has been listed in the prestigious The Best Lawyers in Canada™ directory, in both Tax Law and Trusts and Estates categories ( She was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for 2023 by Best Lawyers®, in the Trusts and Estates category.

Francine has been recognized in the 2022 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Leading Practitioner.



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