181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2007 (ON)
Partner and Co-Practice Group Leader of the Aird & Berlis Tax Group. Member of the Tax Controversy/Tax Litigation, and Charities & Not-for-Profits Groups. His practice focuses on tax litigation and commodity tax, including goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) and provincial sales taxes. Extensive experience in resolving tax disputes involving GST/HST, income tax, CPP/EI, excise taxes, Ontario land transfer tax, Ontario employer health tax and Ontario tobacco tax. Experience representing clients before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Superior Court of Justice. Represents clients in making voluntary disclosures with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Finance. Advises Canadian and non-resident clients across a variety of industries, including real estate, financial services, retail, natural resources, health care, energy, communications, technology and manufacturing as well as clients in the charitable and not-for-profit sector. Recognized by Lexpert, Best Lawyers,and International Tax Review. Recipient of the 2016 Normand Guérin Award for his outstanding contribution to the study of commodity taxation.