A partner in the Tax practice, Elie advises on all aspects of domestic and international tax planning, corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate finance. He frequently consults on cross-border transactions, structuring non-resident investment into Canada and outbound investment by Canadian multinationals. He advises on tax audit matters and has been highly successful in representing taxpayers in tax litigation proceedings at various levels of court. He also acts as counsel to charitable and non-profit organizations. An Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Elie teaches international taxation and taxation of real estate transactions. He speaks frequently at legal conferences on taxation issues and is the lead co-author of the textbook Canadian Taxation of Trusts (CTF, 2016). He is an academician and council member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, where he sits on the Taxation Committee, and an International Fellow of ACTEC. He has been designated a Derivatives Market Specialist by the Canadian Securities Institute. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers High Net Worth Guide; Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; The Legal 500 Canada; Who’s Who Legal Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On April 1, 2016, Corus Entertainment Inc. acquired the business of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc. This acquisition more than doubled Corus’ size, creating a combined portfolio of brands that encompass 45 specialty television services, including leading women and lifestyle, kids, family and general entertainment brands; 15 conventional television channels; 39 radio stations; a global content business; book publishing; and a growing portfolio of digital assets.