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Years ago, while pondering the many considerations law school throws at you, Lauchlin realized that tax was a driving force behind business structures, commercial transactions and the law. After diving headfirst into his tax law career, Lauchlin’s pursuit for knowledge, results and justice, motivated him to ensure that clients positioned themselves precisely on tax law’s good side. Fast forward to today, where difficult tax and legal issues from clients and colleagues regularly land on his desk.

Lauchlin’s creativity and intellectual curiosity led to his current unique mix of experience, which includes tax planning, implementation and tax dispute resolution – a full-circle skill set in which each area is complemented by perspectives from the others. Comparatively, his love of backcountry splitboarding (hike up on skis, attach them, snowboard down) adopts the mentality: why take the easy route when you can go all in?

 

  • Qualifications

    • Bar admission:
      Alberta, 2008
    • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course Part III, 2014
    • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Taxation of Oil & Gas Companies, 2011
    • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course Part II, 2011
    • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In-Depth Tax Course Part I, 2010
    • Canadian Bar Association, Tax Law for Lawyers, 2008
    • University of Ottawa, LLB, 2007
    • University of British Columbia, BA, 2004
  • Publications

    • Co-author – “Ask an Expert, TFSAs”, Taxpayer.com, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, March 1, 2015
    • Author – “Ten-Year Limitation Period for Tax Debts Arising Prior to 2004”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, The Canadian Tax Foundation, July 2014
    • Co-author – “The CRA’s Tax Transparency Initiatives: Implications for a Corporate Governance Response”, Canadian Tax Journal, The Canadian Tax Foundation, 2013
    • Author – “Partial Bad Debt Claim: CRA Policy Versus Case Law”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, The Canadian Tax Foundation, October 2012
    • Author – “More on Rectification: Is a Specific Intention to Avoid Tax Required?”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, The Canadian Tax Foundation, July 2011
    • Co-author – “The ULC PUC Increase Strategy: US Partnerships Versus LLCs”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, The Canadian Tax Foundation, July 2011
    • Co-author – “U.S. Investment in Canadian Resource Property: Recent Developments”, International Tax Planning, Federated Press, vol. 16, no. 3, 2011
    • Co-author – “The Value of a Right to Free Parking”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, The Canadian Tax Foundation, January 2011
  • In the news

    • Lauchlin MacEachern is quoted in an article entitled, “Canadian Court Rules in Favor of BP Over Tax Working Papers,” April 4, 2017, Bloomberg BNA