Grace Pereira

Senior Counsel

Toronto
GPereira@blg.com
416.367.6092

Grace has a taxation of investment funds practice, where she advises funds, their managers and sub-advisers. Her experience includes:

  • structuring new products
  • restructurings
  • acquisitions
  • investment fund wind-ups
  • registered plans

In her taxation of executive compensation practice, Grace is involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of tax-effective executive compensation plans for public and private employers. This includes:

  • stock option plans
  • share appreciation rights
  • share bonus and share purchase plans
  • restricted share unit (RSU) plans
  • deferred share unit (DSU) plans
  • performance-based medium and long-term incentive plans
She also advises taxpayers in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), including acting for taxpayers in respect of transfer pricing disputes.

Experience

  • Advising a Canadian Schedule 1 bank in the creation and launch of a series of new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the Canadian market.
  • Advising on the establishment of publicly-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the Canadian market.  
  • Advising on the transfer pricing disputes relevant to Canadian-based global investment managers.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Taxation Working Group, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada
  • Participant, Taxation Working Group, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

  • Portuguese-Canadian Lawyers Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1999
  • LLB, Queen's University, 1997
  • BA (Hons.), Queen's University, 1994