Marion E. Howard, LL.B (Tax Counsel)

(905) 878-2989

marion@mh-law.ca


 

 

The basics
1974    B.A. (Business) McMaster University
1977    LL.B. University of Toronto
1979    Called to the Ontario Bar
1981 – 1983    C.I.C.A. In-Depth Tax Course, Parts I, II & III

 

Philosophy
Don’t let the tax tail wag the dog.

 

What She’s Known For
Marion is a tax lawyer who restricts her tax practice to corporate reorganizations, business succession and estate planning.  She trained for six years in income tax with a large firm of chartered accountants before establishing her boutique income tax practice based in Milton, Ontario. 
Marion has worked as Tax Counsel for many years to McBride Wallace Laurent & Cord LLP and enjoys the excellent working relationship she has with the lawyers in the firm.

 

Accomplishments
Marion has a vast experience over the years working with owner-managers of small to medium sized businesses in organizing and reorganizing the organization of the corporate group and the share structures.  She also has much experience with the special income tax rules applicable to farmers.  Her current practice is developing in the area of the estate planning needs of clients and sophisticated planning in respect to both income tax and estate taxes (probate fees).

 

Interesting Tidbit
Marion was born and raised in the country and remains a country girl, both where she lives and at heart.  Although taking up many sports over the years, she finally has had the good sense to remember her father’s sage advice that “you can’t do everything – you need to focus on one sport”.  Marion’s focus is now on the six horses she and her husband keep on their farm and returning to her original passion, dressage, in spite of her husband trying to turn her into a cowgirl from the day they met.