Robert Korne is a shareholder and part of the firm’s Tax group. Robert advises his business and personal clients with the goal of achieving creative and effective solutions for their legal needs.
Robert specializes in Canadian private corporate taxation, including M&A transactions, cross-border structuring, corporate reorganizations, and business start-ups.
Robert often advises Canadian, US and foreign private, public and institutional entities on various complex tax and commercial-related issues.
Robert also regularly counsels clients on their estate and succession planning, and has lately been recognized in the 2021 edition of the prestigious Best Lawyers in Canada directory in tax and estates as a leading practitioner.
Finally, Robert also acts as Honorary Consul of Iceland in Montreal.
Publications and Conferences
“Basic Concepts in Business Law & Tax”, Guest lecturer in Managing the Small Enterprise course by Mr. Imad Tabet, McGill University (November 9, 2020 and March 11, 2021).
“Analyzing the New Passive Investment Income Rules & RDTOH Regime”, JCF Professional Development Seminar (Montreal, June 13, 2019).
“The Last Episode: GAAR and the Half-Loaf Tax Plan” a case comment co-authored with Joy Elkeslassy in section Current Cases (2018), vol. 66, no.2 of the Canadian Tax Journal, 401-408.
“2018 Federal Budget Measures Pertaining to Passive Investment Income, Trusts and Other Recent Developments”, Co-presenter with Steven Moses (PSB Boisjoli LLP) at the Canadian Tax Foundation Technical Seminar and Live Webcast (Montreal, April 4, 2018)”
“Back to the GAAR future: Can a tax benefit arise even if the impugned event has not?” a case comment co-authored with Jean-Philippe Côté in section Current Cases (2017), vol. 65, no.4 of the Canadian Tax Journal, 993-999
“Tax Court to Chew on Half-Loaf Tax Plan Again” a case comment co-authored with Joy Elkeslassy in section Current Cases (2016), vol. 63, no.2 of the Canadian Tax Journal, 443-451
“Goodwill and Other ECP: Goodbuy (and Sell) – Your Last Chance” Co-presenter with Michael Goldberg (Minden Gross LLP, Toronto) at the CIDEL Provence Conference (France, September 15, 2016).
“Essential Tax Strategies for US Businesses in Canada”, Meritas Tax Webinar (March 14, 2013)
“Interest, Principal and Withholding Tax”, an article that appeared in French in CCH Tax Bulletin (June 2011)
“La relève vue par les vendeurs et par les repreneurs”, Opération Relève 2011, Dorval (February 23, 2011)
“The Québec Stock Savings Plan Strikes Back” an article co-authored and published in the 2010 Lexpert
American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada(January 2010)
“Beat the Taxman”, advising as an expert panel member for this article which appeared in the Financial Post Business Magazine (February 2008)
“Recent Developments in Remuneration”, a presentation for the Taxation of Private Business CCH Webinar Series (Toronto, February 5, 2008)
“The Return of the QSSP” an article published in the Quebec Tax Reporter, no. 154 (June 2005)
“Intéressement des employés : tendances en matière de gestion de la rémunération”, Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec, May 11, 2005 (in collaboration)
“RIP – Estate Planning to Minimize Tax Leakage”, a full-day professional development course given to members of the Quebec Order of CPAs (Montreal, February 2018 and 2019 and January 2021)
“Taxation of domestic trusts – Advanced”, Order of Chartered Professional Accountants of Quebec, Professional Seminar (November 25, 2020)
Lecturer: “Income Tax – Partnerships”, a full-day professional development course given to members of the Quebec Order of CPAs (Montreal, January 2020)
Lecturer: “Advanced estate planning for business owners”, a full-day professional development course given to members of the Quebec Order of CPAs (Montreal, February 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Committee member: Montreal charity event Urban BBQ, dedicated to raising funds for the Cancer Research Society (2015-2021)
Québec Bar (1997)
Canadian Tax Foundation (since 1996)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (since 2012)
Certificate in Taxation, Department of Continuing Education, McGill University (2002)
CPA Canada (formerly CICA) In-Depth Tax Courses – Part I, II and III (1997-2000)
LLB & ; B.C.L. (National Program) McGill University (1996) Graduated with Distinction
B. Comm. (Major Finance) McGill University (1992)