Leona Harari

Partner, Canadian Tax


BDO Montreal


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Executive Summary

Leona is a partner in BDO's Montreal office, with close to 20 years of professional experience providing tax services, mainly to owner-managed enterprises, their shareholders, as well as supporting many foreign groups investing in Canadian enterprises.

Having worked with BDO's Tax Group for the last 15 years, Leona specializes in corporate and personal tax planning, corporate reorganizations for owner-managed businesses, business succession, and estate and post-mortem planning. Likewise, Leona assists multi-national organizations with their Canadian corporate income tax compliance.

Leona chaired the Montreal office's Community Involvement Committee for 5 years and continues to serve as a Partner liaison. Leona is involved in the community through her various volunteer positions in Scouts Canada and has been a presenter at seminars on Research and Development credits in Canada, annual tax updates and many other topics.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Association de Planification Fiscale et Financière

Professional Designations & Education

Trust and Estate Practitioner Designation
Master of Business Administration, Concordia University
Chartered Accountant, Ordre des comptables agréés du Québec
Graduate Diploma in Accountancy, Concordia University
Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accountancy and minor in Administrative Management), Concordia University

Community Involvement

Leona has given her time to various organizations such as Scouts Canada, where she has held many positions including member of the Board of Governors as well as the Vice Chair Finance. She continues to sit on the finance committee.

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