100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2006
John Sorensen is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office, the former leader of the firm’s national Tax Group and a member of the firm's conflicts committee. John has extensive experience resolving income tax and GST/HST disputes at the audit and appeal stages, as well as before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. His practice also includes rectification, remission, voluntary disclosures, taxpayer relief, and remission order applications. John is past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association Tax Section Executive. He has spoken and written on tax dispute resolution topics for the Canadian Tax Foundation's national and regional conferences, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Business Economics, and the CD Howe Institute. John has lectured in the Osgoode Hall Law School JD and LLM (Tax) programs and also serves on the editorial board of Thomson Reuters' Tax Litigation Journal. John is also an editor and contributing author to a leading tax text, The Taxation of Private Corporations and Their Shareholders (Canadian Tax Foundation). He has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory, and the International Tax Review as a leading tax and tax litigation practitioner.