199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2011 (QC)
John Lennard is a partner in the Tax Group. He works closely with leading private and public companies, as well as pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms and Crown corporations on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, investment fund formation, and corporate finance matters. He frequently consults on cross-border transactions, structuring non-resident investment into Canada and outbound investment by Canadian multinationals. John also advises high-net-worth individuals on a wide variety of taxation matters. John’s clients turn to him for his practical and business-oriented advice on all aspects of domestic and international tax planning. In addition to his tax planning practice, John represents taxpayers in tax audit matters and in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial taxation authorities, and acts as counsel in tax litigation matters before the courts. A frequent speaker at tax conferences and contributor to various tax publications, John is particularly well-regarded for his thought leadership on the tax and legal issues surrounding financial technology and the budding blockchain industry.