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Stephanie Stapleford

Associate

501-140 Carleton Street
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 3T4

+1.506.443.0155

+1.506.444.8974

sstapleford@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 2018

Legal Assistant(s): Faith Arbeau, Kimberly Donaher

Stephanie practices in the areas of tax law and banking & finance.

As a tax lawyer, Stephanie represents individual and corporate taxpayers in their disputes against Canada Revenue Agency and provincial finance authorities. She has handled objections, Tax Court appeals, judicial review applications and settlement negotiations under income tax and GST/HST legislation. She also works with accountants to implement tax-driven corporate reorganizations.

As a banking and finance lawyer, Stephanie represents institutional lenders and their agents in connection with construction financings and other asset- and project-based lending transactions.

Other examples of Stephanie’s work include:

  • advising interjurisdictional carriers on fleet compliance matters, including under the International Registration Plan and the International Fuel Tax Agreement;
  • representing clients on corporate acquisitions through all stages of the transaction;
  • acting for buyers and sellers of commercial real estate; and
  • representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters.

Education & Career

Education

CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program, 2023 (anticipated)
University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD (with Distinction), 2017
St. Thomas University, BA (Hons. Philosophy), 2013

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Part-time instructor, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
Member, Business Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch
Member, Privacy & Technology Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch
Member, Taxation Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch

Accolades

Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal in Law for highest academic standing in graduating class
Law Faculty Council Prize – second year and third year
Awards for highest academic standing in the following areas of study:
– Commercial Law
– Conflict of Laws
– Contracts
– Corporate Law &Taxation
– Property

 
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