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Year called to bar: 1980 (BC); 2010 (ON); 2010 (AB)
Ed is a partner in the firm’s Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary offices and is leader of the firm’s Tax Litigation & Controversy Group. He represents clients, including major Canadian and foreign corporations, in domestic and international tax disputes involving the Canada Revenue Agency and other tax authorities. These disputes deal with domestic and cross-border issues such as transfer pricing, treaty interpretation, and tax avoidance. Ed regularly appears for clients before various Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Ed was formerly a member of the Tax Court of Canada Rules Committee and the Federal Court Bench and Bar Committee. He was also a former Chair of the Tax Litigation section of The Advocates' Society and a former governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF). Ed has written more than 65 articles and papers on taxation for various publications and was the recipient of the CTF Lifetime Contribution Award in 2016 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Ed is also an adjunct professor at UBC Law School and in the Osgoode Hall Law School Tax LLM program and was awarded a CPA (Hon).