777 Dunsmuir St, Suite 1300, PO Box 10444, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1996 (BC)
Ian graduated from the University of British Columbia with an LLB in 1995 and has practised tax and estates law since his call to the Bar in 1996. He advises clients in personal and corporate tax planning, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, charitable gift planning and international tax and trust planning. Ian has represented clients before courts and tribunals of all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Ian is a member of the board of directors of Aqueduct Foundation, a charitable public foundation offering donor advised funds to facilitate smart and flexible philanthropic solutions for engaged donors. Ian has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners since 2002, was a member of the board of directors of STEP Canada from 2007 to 2017, and was Chair of STEP Canada from 2013 to 2015. STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. Ian was a Governor of Quest University Canada from 2008 to 2017 and served as Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2016. Quest University Canada is Canada’s first independent not-for-profit secular university. It offers one degree (Bachelor of Arts and Sciences) and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education.