Senior tax partner and Chair of the firm’s International Tax Group. Well known in international tax planning, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financing. Experienced in dealing with public and private corporations, hedge funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds. Extensive expertise in cross-border estate planning and frequently advises international clients on doing business in Canada. Former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), former Co-Chair of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), former member of council of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) Canadian Branch and a former Chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Taxation: Foreign Lawyers Forum. Chair of the IBA Finance & Capital Markets Tax Conference in London since 2011. Member of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Taxation Law Section and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Canada). Author of four and editor of two CCH books, editor of Tax Profile and a contributor to Tax Notes International and Canadian Tax Highlights. Recognized by Who's Who Legal, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Expert Guides, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Lexpert®. Called to the Québec Bar and the Ontario Bar.
Year Called to the Bar:
1977 (QC); 1979 (ON)