Riley Burr

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Riley Burr

Riley Burr

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Biography

Riley Burr's practice largely focuses on commercial tax work. Riley also advises clients on GST, PST and property transfer tax issues in the corporate, charitable and real estate sectors, both in structuring designed to minimize taxes as well as in handling administrative appeals, ruling requests and voluntary disclosures relating to such taxes. Riley also works with high-net-worth individuals with significant private company interests in a wide variety of industries to structure their affairs in tax-efficient ways to meet their business and estate planning goals.

As well, he provides advice on corporate reorganizations, shareholder agreements, charitable giving and charity and not-for-profit organization regulation.

Riley has authored and co-authored articles and papers published in Canadian Tax Highlights and other national publications, as well as presented at the annual Canadian Tax Foundation British Columbia conference. He has also presented at the CPABC/Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Estate Planning Conference and various other professional development forums for accountants and lawyers on tax issues and has contributed as writer and editor to various Continuing Legal Education in BC publications on business and estate planning topics.


Professional experience

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  • J.D., University of Victoria, 2007
  • B.A., Vancouver Island University, 2003
  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Parts I & II, 2010
  • British Columbia 2008
  • "Money for Nothing:  Legal Strategies to Make Settlement Dollars go Further," CLE Employment Law Conference, Vancouver, May, 2018.
  • "Flagging Tax Issues when Structuring a Trust," PBLI, Vancouver, June 26, 2017.
  • "New Principal Residence Exemption Rules for Trusts," BC Continuing Legal Education, Vancouver, April 21, 2017.
  • "New Section 55 and Estate Planning," STEP/CPABC Estate Planning Conference Day, Vancouver, October 2016.
  • "Goods and Services Tax for Charities", CLE Charities and Not-For-Profit Law Conference 2018, November 1, 2018.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation

 


Knowledge

Budget 2019: a pre-election goodie bag

Publication | March 2019

Budget 2018 – cannabis taxation

Publication | March 2018

Estates, trusts and wealth management

Publication | September 2017