Back to People
Michael Selchen

Michael Selchen


Specializes in personal and corporate tax planning, advising professional practices, estate and trust planning, shareholder disputes and remediation, succession planning, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, cross-border and international transactions, inbound and outbound tax structuring, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate financings, investment fund structuring and taxation, tax controversy resolution and private client services.

Academic and Professional:

  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada – Advanced Tax Issues for the Owner-Managed Business Course, 2013
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – Corporate Reorganizations Course, 2012
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – In-Depth Tax Course, Part III, 2011
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – In-Depth Tax Course, Part II, 2007 – 2008
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants – In-Depth Tax Course, Part I, 2006 – 2007
  • Canadian Bar Association – Tax Law For Lawyers, 2006
  • Canadian Securities Course (with Honours), 2002


  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2004
  • B.Comm (Hons.Finance), with Distinction, University of Manitoba, 1999
  • B.A., University of Manitoba, 1995
  • Author, Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy“, April 24, 2020
  • Co-Author, Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Tax)“, March 24, 2020
  • Co-moderator and Presenter, “Update on Tax Issues in the Transportation Industry”, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association Conference, 2019
  • Author, “Tax Planning for your Incorporated Insurance Business”, Manitoba Insurance Broker Magazine, Summer 2014
  • Past Course Contributor, Corporate Tax, Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba)
  • Past Co-Instructor, Corporations II, Faculty of Law (University of Manitoba)
  • Research Contributor, “Shareholders’ Agreements: Subtle Aspects relating to Control,” in Report of Proceedings of the Fifty-Sixth Tax Conference, 2004 Conference Report (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2005), 15:1-18


  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Manitoba Bar Association
  • The Canadian Tax Foundation

Faculty of Law


  • Dean’s Honour List, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Stikeman Elliott/Carswell National Tax Award, 2004
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize, 2004
  • Garth Erickson Memorial Prize, 2004
  • Pitblado Scholar, Robson Hall Dean’s Honour List, 2002, 2003
  • University of Manitoba General Scholarship, 2002