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Johanna C. C. Caithness

Johanna C. C. Caithness

TEL: (204) 957 8310

FAX: (204) 954 0310

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Legal Assistant:
Paula Smigiel

TEL: (204) 956 2970 ext. 210

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Areas of Focus

Johanna is a partner who practises primarily in the area of taxation law. She provides advice to a wide variety of clients concerning the following:

  • Estate planning, including planning for high net worth individuals and cross-border planning
  • Business succession planning
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Trusts
  • Business structuring (including professional corporations)
  • Complex estate administration, including post-mortem tax strategies
  • Provincial retail sales tax and GST

Johanna understands that providing proper legal advice requires knowledge of and experience in many different areas of the law. She is able to draw on her experience involving real estate, corporate governance, transactional matters, and family law and engage other lawyers at Fillmore Riley so that her clients receive reliable and trusted advice in an efficient manner. 

Johanna is a frequent presenter to lawyers and other professionals through the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation and CPA Manitoba.       

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Sessional Lecturer, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Legal Methods, 2010-2013
  • Law clerk to the Honourable Justice Marshall Rothstein, Supreme Court of Canada, 2008-2009

Publications / Presentations

Articles

Presentations 

  • Co-Presenter, "Introduction to Dental Corporations" (Manitoba Dental Students' Association,  2017, 2018 and 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Income Tax Hot Topics" (CPA Manitoba, February 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2019 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2019)
  • Presenter, “Tax 101 for Commercial Lawyers” (Law Society of Manitoba, May 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “Hot Topics In Tax: Considerations for Your Practice Structure, Billing Practices and Income” (Law Society of Manitoba, May 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, "Income Tax Hot Topics" (CPA Manitoba, February 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2018 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “Income Tax Hot Topics” (CPA Manitoba, January 2017)
  • Presenter, “Trusts and the 21-Year Rule” (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, October 2016)
  • Presenter, “Family Trust Tips and Traps” (Law Society of Manitoba, October 2016)
  • Presenter, “Trusts and the 21-Year Rule” (Canadian Tax Foundation 2016 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference)
  • Presenter, “Testamentary Trusts: Recent Changes to the Income Tax Act (Manitoba Bar Association Wills & Estates Law Section, November 2015)
  • Co-Presenter, “Digital and Online Assets: Estate Planning and Administration Issues” (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, May 2015)
  • Presenter, “Tax Considerations Relating to Farmers and Farms” (Manitoba Bar Association 2015 Mid-Winter Conference)
  • Co-Presenter, “Digital and Online Assets: Estate Planning and Administration Issues” (Manitoba Bar Association 2014 Mid-Winter Conference)