OTTAWA, Ontario – October 6th, 2017 – HazloLaw – Business Lawyers is proud to announce that they have established a new annual fund in memory of their late colleague, Dr. Robert McMechan at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. Described as a “tax litigation expert” by the Ontario courts, Robert McMechan served as Senior Tax Counsel at HazloLaw – Business Lawyers. He passed away on August 7th, 2016.

“We are pleased to establish this fund to honour my dear late friend, Robert McMechan. He was an exceptional individual whom we all miss and we are deeply touched and moved by his legacy. We believe that this fund will be utilized well by the Faculty in carrying on his name and in developing exceptional talent like Robert,” said Hugues Boisvert, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of HazloLaw – Business Lawyers.

In the spirit of honouring Robert McMechan’s legacy and contribution to the tax community, the HazloLaw – Business Lawyers in Memory of Robert McMechan Tax Mooting Fund will go toward training the next generation of tax lawyers by providing financial support to the students in the University of Ottawa’s Common Law program who participate in the annual Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot. In addition, HazloLaw – Business Lawyers will be assisting in providing coaching to the University’s team.

Mr. François Larocque, Interim Dean of Common Law at University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law added, “The Faculty wishes to thank HazloLaw – Business Lawyers for its generosity in establishing this fund for the benefit of our community. This fund will strengthen our Faculty and will provide much needed support to students interested in tax law. We will strive to keep Dr. McMechan’s memory alive.”

Robert McMechan had over thirty years of experience in tax law, holding various positions in the private and the public sector. He was one of only a few who obtained a Doctorate in Tax Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. He also wrote several publications for Carswell, a major legal publisher, and of particular note was the co-author of Tax Court Practice, the leading procedural reference work for practitioners before the Tax Court of Canada.

A reception will be held on October 25th, 2017 at the University of Ottawa’s Fauteux Hall located at 57 Louis-Pasteur Private from 5pm to 7pm to celebrate the launch of the fund. All those interested are welcome to attend.

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