181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1990 (ON)
Partner, Tax and Tax Controversy/Tax Litigation Groups. Highly acclaimed in tax litigation and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), provincial sales tax (PST), and international customs duties. Extensive experience in dealing with various taxation authorities and has represented clients before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as before provincial courts. Significant experience in the real estate and development sector, financial services, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. Experienced in alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Served on the Canadian Bar Association/Canadian Institute of Charter Accountants Joint Legislation Review Committee that reviewed the draft legislation which amended the Canadian Excise Tax Act. Member of the CBA Commodity Tax Customs and Trade Section as well as the Tax Court Bench & Bar Committee. Member of the GST Leaders Forum, a group established by the LPA of the most prominent GST/HST accountants and lawyers from across Canada. Recognized as a leading tax controversy and commodity tax lawyer by ITR (International Tax Review), Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Lexpert®.