Matthew Bilmes

Partner
Legal Assistant
Maryline Berzghal

Serving a wide range of business clients, Matthew Bilmes is an authority on tax and estate planning matters. 

Matthew proudly assists business owners plan for tax efficiency throughout their company’s life cycle. He works with commercial clients and owner-operators across generations to effectively minimize tax while helping to propel growth for a future sale or family succession.

He is also involved in numerous cross-border tax planning files, assisting clients with interests in both Canada and the United States. With his strong relationships south of the border, he confidently advises his Canadian clients on cross-border real estate acquisitions, departure planning and estate tax minimization. 

Matthew is always up to date on recent tax and business law developments. He often speaks before various private sector and professional practitioner groups to inform them on emerging solutions available to them. 

Matthew is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Young Bar Association of Montreal, International Fiscal Association, Canadian Tax Foundation, and the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF). He is also involved in various community organizations and maintains a strong connection to both his alma maters, the McGill University Faculty of Law and Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. 

Certificate of Achievement in Tax Education
CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, 2016

B.C.L and LL.B.
McGill University, 2007

B. Comm.
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, 2002

Professional Affiliations
Member, Association de planification fiscale et financière
Member, Barreau du Québec
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, International Fiscal Association
Member, Jewish Chamber of Commerce

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Tax Law
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