Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Ron Dueck


Telephone: 604 661 9395

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: rdueck@farris.com

Ron Dueck is a partner in the Tax and Wealth Management Group at Farris.

Ron’s practice focuses on tax planning for private and public businesses and funds, particularly in the context of reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures, capital markets and cross-border investment and expansion – both inbound and outbound.  Ron also advises owner-managers on tax-efficient strategies to maximize growth, effect business transitions, and implement tailored estate planning strategies.

In addition to planning, Ron has a proven track record assisting companies navigate complex CRA audits and disputes with the goal of avoiding the costs and complexities of court where possible.

Ron regularly presents on a variety of tax topics to accountants and lawyers in BC, including:

  • 2018 BC CTF Tax Conference on the topic of Taxation of the Token Economy – Cryptocurrency and DLT Tokens
  • 2016 BC CTF Tax Conference on the topic of how to effect tax-free inter-corporate distributions under the “Amended Subsection 55(2)” of the Income Tax Act
  • 2015 Continuing Legal Education Tax Issues for Commercial Practitioners on the topic of “Taxation of Partnerships” under the Income Tax Act
  • 2014 BC CTF Tax Conference on the topic of how to navigate the “Related, Affiliated and Associated Rules” in corporate reorganizations under the Income Tax Act

Ron is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia.

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Representative Transactions (Announced)

  • NEMI Northern Energy & Mining Inc., going private transaction (July 2016)
  • Barco N.V., acquisition of MTT Innovation Inc. (June 2016)
  • Hardwoods Distribution Inc., $57M bought deal subscription receipt offering and $107M acquisition of Rugby Acquisition, LLC. (June 2016)
  • Wynndel Box & Lumber Ltd., acquisition of assets by Canfor Corporation (April 2016)
  • Mark Anthony Brands, sale of Canadian ready-to-drink brands (Mikes Hard Lemonade) to Anheuser-Busch InBev (February 2016)
  • NexGen Energy Ltd., $20M common share offering (December 2015)
  • LED Medical Diagnostics Inc., $4M Unit offering (November 2015)
  • First Nations Finance Authority, $50M bond offering (August 2015) and $90M bond offering (July 2014)
  • Coopers Park Corporation, going private transaction (May 2015)
  • Interfor Corporation, $66M subscription receipt offering (January 2015)
  • Seaspan Corporation, $78M resale of common shares (November 2014), $75M Class A Offering (May 2014), $300M note offering (March 2014), $125M perpetual preferred share offering (February 2014), $77M Class A share offering November 2013), $50M perpetual preferred share offering (November 2013), $67M perpetual preferred share offering (December 2012), $108M perpetual preferred share offering (May 2011)
  • Province of British Columbia (underwriters counsel), CNY3,000M (CDN$559 million) bond offering (November 2014)
  • Diversified Royalty Corp $103M acquisition of royalties from of Franworks Franchise Corp. (September 2014)
  • DXI Energy Inc, $1.5M unit offering (August 2014)
  • Helm Operations (E-Doc Systems Group), acquisition by ClassNK (July 2014)
  • Motion Technology Inc. (In Motion), $23M acquisition by Sierra Wireless, Inc. (March 2014)
  • Digital Payment Technologies Corp., acquisition by T2 Systems, Inc. (January 2014)
  • British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. (agent’s counsel), $200M Bond Offering (November 2013)
  • Mosaic Capital Corporation, $16M acquisition of Industrial Scaffold Services Limited (September 2013)
  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., merger with Isotechnika Pharma Inc. by plan of arrangement (September 2013)
  • Acumen Canada, groundbreaking registration of first registered charity in Canada to carry out non-micro fund lending as a charitable activity (July 2013)
  • PolyMet Mining Corp, $60M rights offering (April 2013)
  • Lifelabs Medical Laboratory Services, acquisition of BC Biomedical Laboratories (April 2013)
  • Mill Road Capital, $43M acquisition of PRT Growing Services Ltd. by plan of arrangement (December 2012)
  • MetroLeap Media Inc., acquisition of assets by CBS Lyrics Inc. (September 2011)
  • Yellow Point Equity Partners, management buyout of CBV Collection Services Ltd. (August 2011)
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates, $500M Issuer Bid (August 2011)
  • Subserveo Inc., acquisition by DST Systems, Inc. (July 2011)
  • Geo Minerals Ltd., $22M acquisition by New Gold Inc. (December 2011)


  • University of Victoria (J.D., 2007)
  • University of Waterloo (B.A., Philosophy, Dean’s Honours, 2002)

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2008)