Joe Yurkovich is a Tax Lawyer, and Partner in the Edmonton office of Miller Thomson. He is a native Edmontonian who has made a career of keeping on top of income tax and corporate law developments.
Apart from his secondment to the tax group of an international accounting firm, Joe has spent his entire career with Miller Thomson. He joined the Alberta predecessor firm in 1981 and was managing partner of that firm for three years immediately prior to merger with Miller Thomson.
Joe’s practice focuses on corporate taxation matters, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. Joe has substantial experience with corporate reorganizations and transactional work, including as lead counsel to public and private companies and their shareholders for matters including multi-jurisdictional divestitures for publicly traded and exchangeable securities.
Joe participated in consultations with Alberta Government Services and the Corporate Commercial Advisory Committee of the Law Society of Alberta in respect of the 2005 amendments to the Alberta Business Corporation Act and the legislative provisions for Alberta unlimited liability corporations.
Joe has been a panelist and presented papers for seminars and courses on income tax and business law conducted by the Legal Education Society of Alberta, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch.
- LL.B., University of Alberta, 1981
- Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2002
- Graduate of Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) Directors Education Program, 2007
- 2010 - 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, leading practitioner in Estate & Personal Tax Planning
- Best Lawyers in Canada, 2010 - 2013 in Mergers & Acquisition Law, Tax Law, Trust and Estates, and Corporate Governance
- Edmonton Vice President, Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
- Vice President, Terwillegar Riverbend Advisory Council
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Edmonton Bar Association
- Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
- Member, International Fiscal Association
- Member, Alberta Chapter Institute of Corporate Directors
- Federal Budget Review, 2013
- 2010-2011 Alberta Budget Highlights, Tax Notes, July 2010
- Limited Liability Companies and Hybrids, Tax Notes, Fall 2007
- Alberta Unlimited Liability Corporations, Tax Notes, Winter 2005
- Borrowing from Authorized Foreign Banks, Tax Notes, Winter 2003
- Recent corporate and income tax developments of interest, 2003
- Non-Competition Payments Taxable as Capital Gains - The Manrell Case, Tax Notes, Winter 2002
- Employee Stock Option Planning, Intellectual Property Newsletter, Spring 2002
- Taxpayer Migration - Reporting Requirements, Tax Notes, Spring 2000