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Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
A tax partner at BLG and head of BLG's Private Client Group, Pamela’s practice encompasses taxation, complex estate and trust planning, tax dispute resolution, and voluntary disclosures of unpaid taxes. She provides tax advice in connection with employee equity-based compensation and the taxation of pension and other tax-exempt registered plans (RRSPs, RRIFs, TFSAs, RESPs, RDSPs, DPSPs, and PRPPs). Pamela regularly advises donors and tax-exempt organizations (including charities, not-for-profit organizations, and municipal corporations) on tax implications of their donations, transactions, and activities, and is a frequent writer and speaker on taxation issues. She was appointed a Special Tax Commissioner, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in 2020; is currently a Council Member, STEP (UK) and Past Chair, STEP Canada; and an Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. She is ranked in Chambers in the High Net Worth category, and has been recognized every year since 2014 in The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.