Don's practice focuses on income tax planning for private corporate groups, as well as estate matters for owner-managed businesses and tax dispute matters at the audit, objection, and court levels. Don has extensive experience in tax planning for family farms and succession planning for family farms and private corporate groups. Don qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981 and received his FCA in 2015. Member of CPA Alberta and CPA Canada, CBA, and CTF. Former Governor of the CTF. Former Vice Chair of the CBA Taxation Section for Northern Alberta. Former member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta – Revenue Canada liaison committee and former member of the CBA – Tax Court of Canada committee. Tax advisor to the Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics. Frequent contributor to publications and courses issued by the Canadian Tax Foundation and CPA Alberta. Professional development instructor for CPA Alberta and the Tax Law for Lawyers course for the Canadian Bar Association (12 years). Previous expert witness in commercial litigation on income tax and GST aspects of the litigation. Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1988 and appointed QC in 2008, and has the distinction of being both an FCA and a QC.
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