Alain Gaucher, Q.C.

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Office: Saskatoon

Main: (306) 975-7149

Fax: (306) 975-7145

Education & Qualifications

  • LLM (Toronto, 1982)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (1980)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 1979)
  • BA cum laude (Saskatchewan, 1979)

Alain Gaucher, a former Chair of the firm, has extensive experience in and is a leading lawyer in the area of personal and business succession planning, high net worth estate planning, corporate tax, and shareholder agreements.

Alain works with a broad client base of individuals, small- to medium-sized enterprises and large corporations to produce business structures and processes that are as tax efficient as possible. He has extensive experience with provincial, national and international tax issues, and also provides tax litigation advice in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

  • Chair, Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
  • Former Chair, Former Director, Saskatoon Community Foundation (2006-2014)
  • Former Chair, Board of Management; Former Director, Foundation Board; Volunteer Chair, Capital Campaign (2007), St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Founding Director, Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, Saskatoon
  • Former Chair, Campaign Cabinet, United Way of Saskatoon
  • “Anatomy of a Trust,” presentation to business and tax advisers (2013)
  • “The Uses of Trusts in Tax and Estate Planning,” presentation to business and tax advisers (2012)
  • Co-author, “Shareholders Agreements – Tips and Traps,” Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 6:1-40 (Toronto, 2003)
  • “U.S./Canada Executive Transfers: Selected SERP [Supplementary Executive Retirement Plan] Issues,” 13 T. Executive Comp. and Retirement 102-110 (March 2002)
  • Co-author, “The New Civil Penalty Provisions Under the Income Tax Act (Canada) and the Excise Tax Act (Canada),” CBA Bar Notes 16:1, p. 14 (fall 2001)
  • “A Worker’s Status as Employee or Independent Contractor,” Report of Proceedings of the Fifty-First Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, 33:1-98 (Toronto, 2000)
  • “Estate Planning for Farmers: Some Income Tax and GST Issues,” CBA Bar Notes 6:3, p. 15 (April 1992)
  • Guest lecturer, “Taxation and Estate Planning,” College of Law, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, 1984-1997)
  • Stock Purchase Agreements, Carswell (Toronto, 1984)
  • Named by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year – Tax Law (2018)
  • A notable practitioner, Chambers Canada, General Business Law (Saskatchewan)
  • A “Man of Influence,” SaskBusiness Magazine (2013)
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Canada – Tax Law, Trusts & Estates (since 2008)
  • One of Canada’s Leading Lawyers in The Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory – Corporate Tax, Estate and Personal Tax Planning (since 2003)
  • Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell – “AV Peer Review Rated”