Year called to bar: 1983 (ON); 1978 (NS); 1981 (AB)
Vern Krishna is tax counsel at TaxChambers LLP and Professor of Common Law at the University of Ottawa. He is a national expert in the area of tax and author of over 18 texts in domestic and international tax, and financial skills. His texts Fundamentals of Canadian Income Tax vol. 1: Personal Tax and 2: Corporate Tax (Thomson Reuters) are considered the leading texts in Canadian tax law. His most recent text, Financial Skills for Professionals (Irwin Law), is used by lawyers and businesspersons interested in financial concepts. His practice comprises tax litigation, dispute resolution, international tax, tax planning and wealth management. He acts as counsel in income tax matters, representing corporate and individual clients with the CRA. He has significant experience litigating tax disputes in all courts. One of Canada’s leading legal tax scholars, he has made remarkable contributions to the legal profession. Member of the Order of Canada and King’s Counsel, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Governor General’s 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He is mentioned in Who’s Who Legal: Canada and listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.