Kalfa Law is a boutique corporate-commercial and tax law firm located in Toronto, Ontario. Kalfa Law specializes in the distinct areas of Corporate-Commercial/Business Law and Tax law, providing our clients with focused advice in our specialized practice areas. Our lawyers pride themselves on providing services that align with our firm’s founding principles of honesty, integrity, reliability, and value.
Business Start Ups
We assist business start-ups of every kind– corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships and joint ventures– with the following:
- Establishing corporate structure
- Preparation of corporate minute book
- Preparation of management compensation plans
- Preparation employment and shareholders agreements
Existing and Growing Businesses
We also assist existing and growing businesses with:
- Changing corporate structures, either through the expansion of shareholders and investors or the reduction of existing directors and/or officers.
- Preparing contracts and agreements of all kinds including
- employment contracts;
- confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements;
- non-competition agreements;
- distribution agreements;
- service agreements;
- terms & conditions;
- privacy policies;
- and the preparation of commercial leases between landlords and tenants.
- Commercial financing
- Corporate restructuring such as 85 rollovers and 86 estate freezes
- Shareholder disputes
- Corporate tax structures and tax plans
Purchase and Sale of Businesses
We routinely assist with the purchase and sale of businesses across a variety of industries, including those in the food, health, medical, dental, trade, wholesale distribution, fashion, mining, and technology sectors.
Own a business? We’re here to help ™
Kalfa Law assists individuals and corporate clients in tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency or Department of Justice.
Resolving Tax Disputes with the CRA
We prepare comprehensive submissions and appeals that defend and further our clients’ interests in the following circumstances:
- Denial of Deductions
- Denial of Benefits and Credits
- Pre-Assessment or Post-Assessment Review
- Notice of Objection (Internal Appeals)
- Arbitrary Assessments
Where necessary, we bring matters to the Tax Court of Canada or Federal Court of Canada to appeal the decision of the CRA.
Tax Payer Relief
We assist our clients in reducing their tax debt by preparing Taxpayer Relief Applications to reduce or eliminate the ballooning penalties and interest levied by the CRA.
We prepare Voluntary Disclosure applications for clients who have failed to report their full income or offshore holdings in previous taxation years, allowing them to correct incorrect filings without the CRA’s imposition of harsh penalties and interest.
Lifting of CRA’s Penalties
For those clients who experience the CRA’s more severe collection and enforcement actions, such as garnishments, liens and seizures, we negotiate with the CRA to lift the enforcement actions and establish a voluntary payment plan.
Got a tax problem? We’re here to help ™
We provide tax-planning services to individuals and businesses requiring personal, corporate, international, and estate planning solutions, helping to avoid potential problems, reduce tax burdens and maximize wealth.
Our tax division collaborates with our corporate-commercial/business law division in the preparation of corporate tax structures, providing optimally integrative solutions for the following:
- Tax burdens
- International trade
- Foreign incorporation
- Corporate structuring
Our cost-effective tax plans and strategies meet the dynamic and evolving nature of your business as it grows and changes over time. Our tax planning services enable businesses to access eligible deductions and benefits, defer the paying of taxes to a later date, and pay taxes at a lower marginal tax rate:
- S85 rollover
- S86 estate freeze
- Income sprinkling
- Disposition of assets
- Capital cost allowances
- Contributing to registered and private plans
Need a tax plan? We’re here to help™
Real Estate Law
Kalfa Law offers legal counsel for real estate transactions. Our real estate department handles both residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the following:
- Real estate purchases and sales
- Institutional, private and syndicated mortgages
Kalfa Law uniquely enhances its real estate services with integrated tax planning advice.
Our Estate Law department provides counsel in estate planning. We help with decisions relating to passing down vital business assets to beneficiaries, while avoiding family disputes and heavy transfer taxes.
Our services include
- Preparation of wills
- Preparation of powers-of-attorney
- Preparation trusts and estate plans
Whether you’re buying or selling a home or require estate planning, we’re here to help. ™