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Gergely Hegedus

Dentons Canada LLP - Edmonton | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A lawyer since 2010


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Dentons Canada LLP - Edmonton
10220 103 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada N1C 4DR
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Gergely Hegedus stands as a prominent partner within Dentons' Tax Group in Edmonton, specializing in tax litigation and dispute resolution. His impressive career trajectory includes an extensive eight-year tenure as Legal Counsel for the Canada Revenue Agency within the Department of Justice Canada's Tax Law Services Section. Here, Gergely honed his litigation skills, successfully advocating before high-profile courts including the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, among others.

In addition to his tax expertise, Gergely has delved into health law, addressing disputes between healthcare practitioners and tackling licensing issues. Outside the courtroom, he is passionate about staying active, often found cycling or running marathons, demonstrating his commitment to both mental and physical fitness.

Gergely's legal repertoire is highlighted by significant cases such as advising on taxpayer relief for excess TFSA contributions and representing clients in matters of employment benefits taxation and director's liability assessment. His work has been pivotal in setting precedents and guiding tax policy interpretation, particularly in cases involving the sale of shares, GST issues, and the extension of filing deadlines.

Acknowledged by prestigious legal directories and media outlets, Gergely's contributions to tax law have been featured in the Financial Post and celebrated for successfully representing clients against the CRA. His scholarly contributions, co-authoring on topics like pandemic-related tax measures and the general anti-avoidance rule, showcase his dedication to keeping both peers and clients informed on critical tax issues.

Beyond his legal practice, Gergely is deeply involved in community service and professional development. He has volunteered for Ronald McDonald House Charities, co-chaired charitable campaigns, and actively participated in local initiatives like the Hope Mission and the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton. His leadership extends to serving on the board of the World Triathlon Series Edmonton, further evidencing his commitment to both his profession and his community.

Gergely's presentations at national conferences and webinars reflect his role as a thought leader in tax law, offering insights on dealing with tax disputes, the implications of remote work on taxation, and updates on COVID-19 related tax measures. His memberships with esteemed legal organizations underscore his standing in the legal community.

Educated at the University of Alberta, where he earned his LLB, and the University of Victoria for his BA, Gergely's academic background lays a solid foundation for his legal expertise. Admitted to the Alberta bar in 2010, he is proficient in both English and Hungarian, allowing him to serve a diverse clientele.

For those navigating the complexities of tax law in Edmonton, Gergely Hegedus offers a blend of rigorous legal advocacy, comprehensive knowledge, and a proactive approach to dispute resolution. His dedication to his clients and the community makes him a distinguished figure in the field of tax litigation.


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