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    Collins Barrow Calgary LLP

    A founding member of the Collins Barrow network, we have been providing audit and assurance, tax and business advisory services to a diverse client base for over 87 years. With more than 100 team members, we offer resources and personalized, responsive service to local owner-managed businesses, private enterprises, public companies and not-for-profit organizations.

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    2015 Federal Budget Announces Welcomed Changes for Charities

    Currently, taxpayers are exempt from capital gains tax for charitable gifts of publicly listed securities and gifts of ecologically sensitive land and cultural property.  The Budget proposes to provide an exemption from capital gains tax in respect of certain dispositions of private corporation shares and real estate occurring after 2016 provided certain conditions are met.

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    Law Firm Ownership and Lawyer Independence

    The spectre of “non-lawyers” owning equity in law firms has led some practitioners to express grave concerns about the survival of our ethical standards, and about the wisdom of allowing “non-lawyers” to deliver legal services at all. Before we can dive too deeply into these questions, we need to step back and look at the bigger picture.

  • Collins Barrow manager helps keep employees engaged

    Sudbury, ON –Jovette Morin Gaudette of Collins Barrow Sudbury-Nippising is leading Human Resources Professional Development Workshops at the West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce this month. She will facilitate two (of four) interactive and bilingual HR workshops.

    Business owners planning to exit learn best practices from Collins Barrow Durham

    Courtice, ON – Planning a business owner’s exit should occur well in advance of the date of transition. Learn how businesses are valued and how to maximize that value, as well as efficiently structure business taxes and boost after tax proceeds on exit from Collins Barrow Durham Vice President Litigation Accounting and Valuation Services Scott Sonley, CPA, CA, CBV and Tax Manager Sarah Netley, MTax, MAcc, CPA, CA.

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    Collins Barrow Calgary donation creates two university scholarships

    Calgary, AB – Thanks to the generous support of Collins Barrow Calgary LLP, accounting students enrolled in the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business will soon be able to apply for two new scholarships in the firm’s name. Dedicated to supporting the next generation of accounting professionals, the firm has donated $50,000 toward the creation of these awards. 

    Embracing the Product Imperative: Why and How Law Firms Should Consider the “Product” Approach

    How often do we hear commands like “innovate or die” outside of the legal industry? 

    Product companies and even other professional services firms are asked – perhaps even required – to “innovate,” largely in deference to the healthy paranoia they recognize drives all great businesses to higher levels of success. The legal industry, however, is in the very early stages of experimenting with innovation. Professional services firms in general hate to invest ahead of revenue as compared with their product company brethren. And to the extent that real innovation necessitates what are viewed to be distracting allocations of capital, law firms have been loath to do much of it.

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    Collins Barrow Ottawa donation creates college scholarship

    Ottawa, ON – Thanks to a $15,000 donation by Collins Barrow Ottawa LLP, Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology is creating an annual scholarship in the firm’s name. To be eligible, students must demonstrate academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and have successfully completed their fourth semester in the Ottawa-based college’s Business Administration program. Academic representatives from the college selection committee will choose the award recipient.

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