Joel Nitikman is a partner in the Tax group at Dentons. For more than three decades, Joel’s practice has focused on resolving tax disputes between taxpayers and federal and provincial tax authorities. He has extensive experience in federal and provincial income/commodity tax litigation. Joel has acted as counsel in numerous tax cases at all levels of court, both provincially and federally. He has also settled many cases out of court at the pre-assessment or Objection stage. Joel’s skills include organizing a complex set of data, analyzing and structuring the data to determine the relevant tax issues, preparing witnesses for court, drafting legal pleadings and substantive arguments, excellent oral advocacy skills, excellent legal research, the ability to persuade and reason in a complex environment and the ability to assimilate a large number of facts quickly. He is known for his creativeness and the ability to think “outside the box” in creating new structures to achieve maximum tax efficiency.
Patheon Inc. completed a court-approved statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act under which Patheon was acquired for US$9.32 per share in cash resulting in a total enterprise value for Patheon of approximately US$1.98 billion.