Joel is a partner in the Tax Group at Dentons. For almost 30 years, Joel’s practice has focused on resolving tax disputes between taxpayers and federal and provincial tax authorities. Joel has extensive experience in federal and provincial income/commodity tax litigation. He 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. Joel also practises corporate and individual business tax, focusing on offshore tax planning, corporate reorganizations and other business-related tax matters. Joel also advises on GST and provincial commodity taxes. Joel has been involved in extensive provincial, federal and international income and commodity tax planning.
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.