Vanessa Zuchetto



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Education & Qualifications

  • CPA In-Depth Tax Course (in progress)
  • Alberta Bar (2019)
  • JD (Calgary, 2018)
  • BA honours (Calgary, 2015)

Vanessa assists clients with general corporate/commercial matters and advises on tax and estate planning issues.

Vanessa is an associate in the corporate/commercial and taxation groups. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate, tax and estate planning issues.

Vanessa completed her articles with MLT Aikins in 2019 and summered with the firm in 2016 and 2017. Prior to returning to the firm, Vanessa practiced at a tax boutique firm. Vanessa received both her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology from the University of Calgary.

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • “Share Compensation Taxable as Business Income When Receivable”, Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 11, No. 1, February 2021
  • “Estate Freezes, Melts and the Use of Family Trusts”, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Taxation Non-Specialists Group Presentation, November 2020
  • “Director’s Liability Arises upon a Corporation’s Failure to Remit, Strengthening the Minister of National Revenue’s Power to Issue ‘Cascading’ Assessments under Section 160”, Tax Litigation (Federated Press), Volume XXIII, No. 3, 2020
  • “Dissolved Corporation Incapable of Appealing Minister’s Assessment”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Volume 20, No. 2, April 2020
  • “Estate Freezing and the Tax on Split Income”, Personal Tax and Estate Planning (Federated Press), Volume VII, No. 1, 2018
  • “Dissolved Corporation Incapable of Appealing Minister’s Assessment”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, vol 20, no. 2, April 2020
  • “Estate Freezing and the Tax on Split Income,” Personal Tax and Estate Planning, Federated Press (Volume VII, No.1, 2018)
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Faculty of Law Prize (2018)
  • Felesky Flynn Prize in Taxation Law (2018)
  • Christopher G. Thomas Q.C. Memorial Prize (2018)
  • C. Anne Calverley Prize (2018)
  • Estate Planning Council of Calgary Scholarship in Law (2017, 2018)
  • STEP Canada Law Prize in Estate Planning and Trusts (2017)
  • Soby Boyden Lenz Scholarship in Family Law (2017)
  • Ronald D. Bell Scholarship (2017)
  • Judith R. Norman Memorial Award (2017)
  • Advocis Educational Foundation Scholarship (2017)
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP National Scholarship (2016, 2017)
  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2016, 2017)
  • James and Katharine Rendall Scholarship (2016)
  • McMillan LLP Scholarship in Law (2016)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP Scholarship (2016)
  • James G. Kidd Scholarship (2016)
  • Dean’s List – Faculty of Law (2015-2017)
  • Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Sociology (2015)
  • University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award (2014)
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship (2013, 2015)
  • American Friends of U of C Exchange Awards (Study Abroad) (2013)