Valerie Messore, Tax Lawyer Specialized in Tax Litigation

Legal excellence paired with a personalized approach.
Let's solve your tax problems.

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Valerie Messore
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What I do for you

Understand your case, develop a strategy based on your needs and goals and successfully solve your tax issue using distinctive analytical and legal reasoning skills, built over a decade of practising tax litigation.

I work with Canadians and their businesses to reduce the burden of their tax issues by:

  • Listening to you to understand your perspective and your case.
  • Developing a strategy to solve your tax issue in line with your needs and goals.
  • Explaining my legal reasoning to you and ensuring that you feel empowered by the position we put forward.
  • Harnessing the power of technology so that my time is spent bringing value to your case.
  • Obtaining a resolution to your tax issue that you're happy with.

If this is the type of attorney-client relationship you are looking for to resolve your tax issue, let's have a conversation to see how I can help you.

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Representation services

Your advocate at all levels of tax disputes.

  • Making persuasive representations to the tax authorities in response to audit queries.
  • Objecting to adjustments that have been reassessed.
  • Putting your best case forward in litigation before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Courts, and Quebec Courts.
  • Identifying grounds and applying for relief from interest and penalties.

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Consulting services

Pre-empt tax issues to avoid costly future reassessments.

  • Have some questions about your reporting obligations?
  • Want to know how to document your business decisions in case of a future audit?
  • Or maybe you feel confident handling your tax affairs on your own, but need some personalized advice?

If what you need right now is advice, rather than representation, I am there for you.

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Don't pay more tax than you have to.

Reinvest your funds in your business. Spend them on your family. Or just enjoy your life.

Let me challenge the tax authorities for you.

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About Valerie

I help individuals and their businesses who are struggling with tax audits and reassessments.
I want your rights to be respected and your economic freedom preserved.

Open-minded

I will listen to you to understand where you're coming from. The better I know your story, the better I can represent you.

Approachable

Reach out with your ideas, concerns, and needs. I believe that great attorney-client relationships are based on trust — and that is the kind of relationship I want to have with you.

An Insider

I know how your opponent thinks: I spent a decade representing the Canada Revenue Agency. Able to anticipate and counter the tax authorities' position, I know what it takes to convince them to settle your case.

Skilled

Analytical and detail oriented, I am skilled at building, organizing and presenting evidence that supports my client's story. Then, I draw convincing analogies and distinctions from relevant case law, arguing how the law should apply in my client's situation.

Experienced

I developed my skills by learning from great lawyers, reflecting on what works and what doesn't, trying new techniques and lots of practice. I have been counsel on over one hundred tax cases covering a variety of tax issues and have conducted over thirty trials with witnesses.

Prepared

I will learn your case inside out. Every time I speak with the tax authorities, I am ready to put forth your position. Every question in my examination is designed to advance your case. Every sentence delivered in oral arguments is formulated to drive your position home. Whether negotiating or going to court, I will be ready.

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Working together

As your partner, we will collaborate throughout the dispute resolution process.

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Our attorney-client relationship starts with a conversation.

You will tell me what you're going through. I'll tell you how I can help.

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I will develop a strategy that you're confident in.

Based on your needs, goals, and the facts of your unique case.

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I will take over dealing with the tax authorities on your behalf.

You will be able to go back to doing what you do best, while I do what I do best.

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We will communicate and collaborate throughout the process.

This is your case. I will make sure that I understand it and I present it true to your vision.

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Your best case will be put forward.

Your case will be built on a foundation of strong legal reasoning skills and outside the box thinking.

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You will obtain a resolution to your tax issue.

And return to focusing on the things that matter to you.

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Mission, Vision & Values

My mission is to empower you in the exercise of your rights and to resolve the tax issue that burdens you, so that you can continue to pursue the things in your life that matter to you.

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