Amanda Heale
Amanda Heale
(416) 862-6780
(416) 862-6666
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Amanda advises on tax issues related to international tax, mergers & acquisitions, and tax controversy. She has developed specialized expertise in transfer pricing, and has been involved in leading tax litigation matters, including the first transfer pricing case to reach the Supreme Court of Canada. Amanda clerked with Justice Morris Fish, CC, QC at the Supreme Court of Canada (2004–2005). Recognized in the tax area by The Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards (Rising Star 2013, shortlisted 2016), and Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2016), Amanda is an author and speaker at conferences on various tax matters. She is a member of the International Fiscal Association (Canada YIN Committee, Chair), Canadian Tax Foundation, and Law Society of Ontario, and a Co-Chair of the University of Toronto’s University Tribunal. Amanda was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2005.
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