Jean-François Poulin



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Jean-François Poulin joined Ravinsky Ryan Lemoine in 2007, where he quickly became a partner in early 2009.

Having worked as a tax lawyer for more than twelve years in the tax litigation team, Mr. Poulin has acquired extensive knowledge of the machinery of government and has developed a serious and credible network of contacts within the Canada Revenue Agency, the Quebec Revenue Agency, which enables him to make rapid progress on the issues in which they are involved.

Mr. Poulin has the privilege to be surrounded by a team of dynamic lawyers who work under his supervision. Together, they are constantly looking for innovative and creative solutions in the best interests of their clients.

Mr. Poulin holds a Master’s Degree in Taxation and has been teaching the Administrative Tax Law course at the Master’s Degree in Law – Tax Option at HEC Montreal since 2011. He has also been invited as a speaker at numerous events and is the author of several publications on various tax law issues.

Mr. Poulin assists his clients in all aspects of a file with the tax authorities, from audits to contesting notices of assessment, both in opposition and before the courts. He has appeared before the Court of Quebec, the Tax Court of Canada, the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Mr. Poulin is sensitive to the financial issues that may arise from a dispute with the tax authorities and is of the opinion that the success of a case is not only determined by its outcome, but also by the reasonableness of the legal costs incurred to reach it.


Quebec, 2007


  • Member of the APFF and member of the committee for the Tax Administration Conference
  • Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation


University of Laval (LL.B.)
University of Montréal, HEC (LL.M.Fisc)


  • Jean-François POULIN et Marie-Hélène TREMBLAY, « Simulation et prête-nom : les effets du droit civil sur la fiscalité », dans Congrès 2017, Montréal, Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2018
  • Jean-François POULIN et Laurent TESSIER, « Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir sur les divulgations volontaires », dans Congrès 2013, Montréal, Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2014, p. 16:1 à la p. 16:17
  • Jean-François POULIN, « Transfert entre personnes liées, les autorités fiscales vous surveillent », (2013) 18-3 APFF – Stratège 16
  • Paul RYAN et Jean-François POULIN, « Agences de placement délinquantes : qui doit payer la note? » (2012) 17-3 APFF – Stratège 14
  • Jean-François POULIN, « Résolution de conflits », dans Congrès 2011, Montréal, Association de planification fiscale et financière, 2012, p. 14:1 à la p. 14:12.


  • « Avantages imposables : maisons de luxe, avions, bateaux, hélicoptères, etc. », Congrès annuel de l’APFF, Hôtel Bonaventure, Montréal, le 10 octobre 2019
  • « Actualités fiscales 2019 », Conférence privée en entreprise, Hôtel Delta, Trois-Rivières, 2 octobre 2019
  • « Journée de réflexion sur la déclaration de revenu unique », Chaire en fiscalité et en finances publiques, Université de Sherbrooke, Campus de Longueuil, May 6th, 2019
  • « Les objections », Fondation Canadienne de fiscalité, Centre des conférences, Montréal, le 13 décembre 2018
  • « Actualités fiscales 2018 », Conférence privée, Québec, November 9th, 2018
  • « Développements récents en divulgation volontaire et conformité internationale », Conférence privée, Bromont, November 18th, 2017



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