Barsalou Lawson Becomes Barsalou Lawson Rheault

Name change highlights partner's contribution to firm's growth

MONTREAL, Nov. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian law firm Barsalou Lawson is adding another name to its shingle. The decision to become Barsalou Lawson Rheault reflects partner Sébastien Rheault's contribution to the firm's growth.

"Sébastien became a partner of this firm 12 years ago. Throughout this time his contribution to our growth and reputation has been outstanding so we are pleased to recognize his efforts by adding his name to ours," said firm partner Pierre Barsalou.

Sébastien Rheault (LL.L, MBA, admitted to Quebec and Ontario bars) began practicing tax law with a national firm in 1993. He joined Barsalou Lawson in 1997 and was made partner in 2000. His practice focuses primarily on transfer pricing and tax litigation.  He represents taxpayers on audit, at competent authority (MAP, APA), at administrative appeals as well as before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court (Trial Division), the Federal Court of Appeal and Quebec courts.  He also advises on a variety of domestic and international tax matters affecting multinational corporations doing business in Canada.

He is a member and past President of the Tax Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Quebec Branch).  He is participating in the OECD's working party No. 6 consultations on the transfer pricing aspects of intangible property.  Sebastien is a frequent speaker and contributor to the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF), the Association of Corporate Counsels (ACC) and other organizations.  He is Peer Review Rated (Distinguished) by LexisNexis in Taxation.

About Barsalou Lawson Rheault
Barsalou Lawson Rheault ( is an independent tax law firm based in Montreal and acting for clients from Canada, the United States and Europe. With its expertise in taxation law, particularly in matters of transfer pricing and tax litigation, Barsalou Lawson Rheault counts among its clients multinational companies from a wide variety of sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetics, telecommunications, e-commerce, sporting goods and natural resources. Its team includes 12 lawyers proficient in a number of languages (English, French, Italian, Russian and German) and sharing complementary expertise in business administration, economics and biotechnology. In 2012, Barsalou Lawson Rheault was ranked as one of the five leading Tax Law Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

Image with caption: "From left to right: Geoffrey Lawson, Pierre Barsalou et Sébastien Rheault, partners of Barsalou Lawson Rheault (CNW Group/Barsalou Lawson Rheault)". Image available at:

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