Troy McEachren

Partner | Montréal

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Portrait of Troy McEachren

Troy McEachren, TEP, is an experienced estate and trust lawyer. Capitalizing on his expertise in civil law, common law, and tax law, Troy focuses his practice on tax and estate planning, family business succession planning, wills and trusts, and corporate reorganizations.

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw named 2018 Zenith Award winners

Miller Thomson Partners Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw are recipients of the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating Mid-Career Excellence. The Zenith Awards recognize lawyers across the country who excel in their area of law and in social responsibility....

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Miller Thomson’s participation at the STEP Canada Conference

Our National Private Client Services Group participated and were Gold Sponsors of the 17th annual STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners) Canada Conference on June 18 and 19, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference was a huge...

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Charity Advocacy and the Canada Revenue Agency. Where Are We Now?

Miller Thomson’s Social Impact Group invites you to its next breakfast seminar at our Montréal office. Topic discussed: The Canada Revenue Agency invited a group experts to make recommendations on changes that could be implemented to the rules that apply to activities...

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Where’s Grandma’s Monet? Advising the Older Donor

Miller Thomson’s Social Impact Group invites you to its next breakfast seminar at our Montréal office. Come learn more and exchange on ethical and legal issues with vulnerable donors. Topic discussed: The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the...

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Donation of an Investment Account: The Quebec Court of Appeal confirms there is no need for a notarial deed of gift!

An ailing parent in the final days of her life wants to give an investment account to her children.   How should she do it? Does she need a notary or can she simply sign a piece of paper? While the...

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Questions You Should Ask Before Joining A Board of Directors

Joining the board of a charity or a non-profit organization (“NPO”) can be an enriching and mutually rewarding experience. Whether orientation of new board members is approached informally or formally, both the organization and the new director should be sure...

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You Can’t Do What You Want! UK Court Finds that Members of a Charitable Corporation are Fiduciaries of the Charity

Presently in Canada, there are over 85,000 registered charities, most of which are set up as not-for-profit corporations. All of these corporations have members who regularly meet to elect directors, approve fundamental changes, and receive financial statements. When making these...

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Getting Rid of Troublesome Members: Read your Bylaws Carefully!

In many organizations with large membership bases, there are often one or two troublesome members who always seem to be the source of conflict for everyone else. Usually, these members are simply ignored. Sometimes, however, their behaviour reaches such a...

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The Temple of the Jedi Order – Is it a religious charity? Depends on where you live

While many of us are familiar with the term “Jedi” from the much loved Star Wars films, we are less familiar with the nontheistic religious movement known as Jediism that the films have inspired. Over the past two years, an...

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Quebec Court of Appeal confirms that the Canada-U.S. Tax Convention not Applicable to Quebec Residents

Disponible en français : La Cour d’appel du Québec confirme que la Convention fiscale entre le Canada et les États-Unis ne s’applique pas aux résidents du Québec In our July 2015 Newsletter, we wrote about a decision of the Court...

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Disability Planning and Henson Style Trusts in Quebec

In many instances, a parent will not have sufficient assets to fully care for a disabled child for the remainder of his or her life. As a result, access to provincial benefits will be crucial for the disabled child. Provincial...

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Quebec 2016 Budget

On March 17, 2016, Quebec released its provincial budget. The budget contained several measures designed to increase the benefit to Quebec resident donors from charitable donations and to facilitate the operations of resident donors in Quebec. Improving the Tax Treatment of...

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Recent Jurisprudence Regarding the Provincial Residency of Trust in Canada

Abstract The jurisdiction in which a trust is resident is relevant for Canadian federal and provincial tax reasons because a trust pays income tax to whatever country and province that the trust is resident in. 2012 decision of the Supreme...

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Troy McEachren quoted in Financial Post on tax deductions for donations to U.S. charities

Financial Post, "How to get a tax deduction for donations to U.S. charities"

The tax treaty between Canada and the U.S. provides some limited tax relief for gifts made by Canadians to U.S. charitable organizations, but the rules are slightly complicated.

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CanLII acquires Lexum

Counsel to CanLII

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Syntax Systems receives strategic investment by NOVACAP

Counsel to Syntax Systems Ltd. and its principals

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Groupe Marcelle acquires Lise Watier Cosmétiques

Counsel to Groupe Marcelle Inc.

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