Paul is passionate about helping his clients “make life less taxing”.  A partner with Taylor McCaffrey LLP and a member of the firm’s tax law group, Paul’s practice is focused on taxation and related corporate/commercial matters including owner-manager tax issues and trust and estate planning.

Active in his profession, Paul maintains membership in the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is the past chair of the Tax Subsection of the Manitoba Bar Association.  Paul has lectured on behalf of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.  In addition, Paul has written articles and has been a frequent presenter on a number of taxation and related topics to various client and professional groups including the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Advocis.

Involved in the community, Paul is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba and has been involved with a number of other not-for-profit and charitable organizations including the United Way, the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Crimestoppers and The Winnipeg Library Foundation.  Paul also volunteers in the community helping coach youth hockey and baseball.

Partner

  • Admitted to the Bar, 1999, Manitoba.

Education

  • University of Manitoba (B. Comm (Hons.) 1994).
  • Manitoba Real Estate Association Course (1995).
  • University of Manitoba (LL.B., 1998).
  • Canadian Bar Association Tax Law for Lawyers Program (2000).
 

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Manitoba Bar Association.
  • Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF).
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Positions

  • Manitoba Bar Association, Tax Section, Past Chair.
  • Society of Management Accountants (CMA) of Manitoba, Board Member.
  • Guest Lecturer: University of Manitoba Law School Solicitor’s Transactions Course and Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course (2000-2004).

Author

“Current Case Law: An Update on Recent Court Decisions of Interest to Tax Practitioners” — 2004 CTF Prairie Provinces Tax Conference; “Social Policy and The Income Tax Act: Tax Planning in Light of the New Definition of ‘Spouse’” — 2001 CTF Prairie Provinces Tax Conference.

Co-Author

“Setting up a Business: Incorporation and Beyond” (2008), “Tax Implications of Family Law” (2006), “Advisor Beware – New Civil Penalties under the Income Tax Act” (2001), “New Trust Taxation Provisions” (2000), and “Tax Update for Solicitors” (1999) — Law Society of Manitoba CLE Seminars.

Co-Editor

“Corporate & Commercial Transactions: Tax Considerations” (2001 -2003 and 2006 – 2008) — Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course materials.

In addition, Paul has written articles and has been a frequent presenter on a number of taxation and related topics to various client and professional groups including the Manitoba Bar Association, the Law Society of Manitoba, the Canadian Tax Foundation, ADVOCIS, the Society of Management Accountants of Manitoba, the Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba, the Canadian Association of Pre-retirement Professionals, the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the Wholesale Floor Covering Credit Association, the University of Winnipeg Continuing Education Division and the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals.

 

Articles by Paul (PJ) Prendergast

Changes to the taxation of Testamentary Trusts?

Government Invites Comments on Proposals to Improve the Integrity of the Federal Tax System by Limiting Access to Graduated Rates for Trusts and Certain Estates http://www.fin.gc.ca/n13/13-080-eng.asp This is the first salvo in the battle over the taxation of testamentary trusts. …