Stephen’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate taxation matters, including corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, financings, international tax, and tax litigation. He regularly advises Canada-based multinationals on outbound investments and foreign enterprises on inbound Canadian investments. Stephen has consulted with the Canadian government on tax policy and legislation, and is a former special adviser to the senior assistant deputy minister, tax policy and Legislation Branch, Department of Finance. An experienced tax litigator, he has appeared before all levels of court in Canada, including the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada, where he recently appeared in MacDonald v. The Queen. He is a member of the Council of IFA Canada, past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, past Chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and CPA, and past Chair of the CBA’s Tax Subsection. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his contributions to Canadian tax law. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Lexpert®/ALM 500 Directory; ITR’s Tax Controversy Leaders; Canadian Who’s Who; Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal; Expert Guides’ Best of the Best as one of the World’s Top 30 Tax Lawyers.