595 Burrard St, Fl 27, Three Bentall Ctr, PO Box 49123, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1989
David is a senior tax litigator at Thorsteinssons LLP. He began his career with Thorsteinssons LLP initially as a tax planner and later turned to litigation. This gave him a deep understanding of the nuances of the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation, which he now uses to his clients’ advantage. He has appeared numerous times as taxpayers’ counsel in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and the provincial Courts of Ontario and British Columbia. He is a determined advocate for his clients, seeking every advantage whether procedurally, substantively or tactically, and is one of the top creative tax problem solvers in the country. David’s clients consist of public and private corporate taxpayers and high-net-worth individuals who have been targeted by the CRA, dealing with issues ranging from the application of the general anti-avoidance rule, to the deductibility of business losses, the application of limitation periods, shareholder benefits and arbitrary or net worth audits and appeals.