Nathalie Goyette, LLL, LLB

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Tax Dispute Resolution



Nathalie is the firm’s resident partner in Montreal. Nathalie has more than 20 years of experience in managing and resolving audit and appeal disputes involving the provincial and federal tax authorities. She assists clients with every aspect of tax audits and represents them before the courts.

Prior to moving to private practice, Nathalie was a senior tax lawyer with the Federal Department of Justice. She is currently on the Rules Committee of the Tax Court of Canada. Nathalie is fluent in English and French.


  • International Tax Review – Tax Controversy Leader
  • Order of Merit, University of Ottawa, Civil Law Faculty


  • Master's in Taxation Sherbrooke University, 1998
  • LL.B Dalhousie University, 1989
  • LL.L University of Ottawa, 1988
  • Bar Admission - Quebec 1990

Professional Memberships

  • Rules Committee of the Tax Court of Canada
  • Barreau du Quebec
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Board of Directors
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière

Published Works

  • What to Do When an Audit Goes Wrong", Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Tax Conference, 2011
  • "Tax Treaties and Tax Avoidance: Application of Anti-Avoidance Provisions" Chapter on Canada, IFA Cahiers, 2010
  • "Tax Audits: What to Do and What Not to Do", Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2009
  • "Documents That the Tax Authorities Are Not Entitled To", Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2008
  • "The General Anti-Avoidance Rule before the Supreme Court of Canada", Association de planification fiscal et financière, 2006
  • "Tax Treaty Abuse: A Second Look", Canadian Tax Journal, 2003
  • "Countering Tax Treaty Abuses: A Canadian Perspective on an International Issue", monograph published by the Canadian Tax Foundation, 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • What to Do When an Audit Goes Wrong, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2011
  • Anti-avoidance Rules and Tax Treaties, International Fiscal Association Congress, Rome 2010
  • Litigating the Application of Anti-Avoidance Statutes: Learning from the Canada Experience, American Bar Association, Tax Section, 2010
  • Recent Amendments to the OECD Model, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2009
  • Privileged Communications, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2006
  • Misuse and Abuse, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2003 and 2002