Joan is a senior partner and chair of the Tax Group at Minden Gross LLP. Joan is an advisor for private enterprise clients and has extensive expertise in domestic and international tax planning. She advises clients on corporate restructuring and transactional work, tax-effective distributions, the use of trusts and personal tax planning, and succession planning for business owners. Joan is a frequent lecturer and presenter for business associations and professional organizations on tax planning matters including the Canadian Tax Foundation's Ontario Tax Conference, the Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Joan is a frequent writer on tax and estate planning and has contributed articles to publications of the Canadian Tax Foundation, STEP, and the Ontario Bar Association. Joan has participated in a number of webinars on tax-related matters through Wolters Kluwer. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council (Toronto), the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the STEP Canada Executive Committee. Graduate of the University of Toronto Law School. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1985.