R. Ian Crosbie

Partner

R. Ian Crosbie

R. Ian Crosbie

Partner

“Obviously he has outstanding technical skills, but what sets him apart from other practitioners is that he is thoughtful in his advice, practical, business-oriented and very responsive.”
World Tax

Ian draws on more than 25 years of experience to advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, investments and financings. Known for his expertise across diverse industries, Ian is relied on by clients for ongoing strategic and general tax advice.

He regularly advises Canada-based multinationals on their international tax matters and assists corporations with their reorganization and restructuring activities. Private equity fund clients turn to Ian for his extensive experience in advising on fund formation and fund investments.

Ian is considered a trusted adviser who brings “a new perspective” to our clients’ issues. (Chambers Canada 2016)

Ian is co-chair, legal, of the HSC Industry Leaders fundraising campaign.

R. Ian Crosbie

Partner

“Obviously he has outstanding technical skills, but what sets him apart from other practitioners is that he is thoughtful in his advice, practical, business-oriented and very responsive.”
World Tax

Ian draws on more than 25 years of experience to advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, investments and financings. Known for his expertise across diverse industries, Ian is relied on by clients for ongoing strategic and general tax advice.

He regularly advises Canada-based multinationals on their international tax matters and assists corporations with their reorganization and restructuring activities. Private equity fund clients turn to Ian for his extensive experience in advising on fund formation and fund investments.

Ian is considered a trusted adviser who brings “a new perspective” to our clients’ issues. (Chambers Canada 2016)

Ian is co-chair, legal, of the HSC Industry Leaders fundraising campaign.

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted as lead counsel to Canadian Business Growth Fund on the launch of its fund to drive expansion and growth of mid-market Canadian businesses.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Cozzini Bros., an Illinois-based knife sharpening rental and exchange company.

500 Startups

Acted for 500 Startups in the formation of its first Canadian venture capital seed fund.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Acted for Cadillac Fairview Corporation in the sale of a 50% non-managing interest in its Vancouver portfolio, including CF Pacific Centre and 12 office towers, to Ontario Pension Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of a US$1.4-billion Northleaf global private credit program and Northleaf's related acquisition, through a new Northleaf-managed investment fund, of a 16% equity stake in Antares Holdings from CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.

InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Acted for InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. in connection with the formation of InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund with total equity capital commitments of $740 million.

Oxford Park Group

Acted for Oxford Park Group in the formation of PointNorth Capital LP, a fund that continued Oxford Park's strategy of making special situation investments. PointNorth targets investments in the debt and equity of Canadian companies that are experiencing financial or operational challenges, are in out-of-favour sectors or are otherwise in need of change. OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension plans, made a significant capital commitment to PointNorth.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the sale of a 30% non-managing interest in the Toronto-Dominion Centre and a concurrent sale of 30% interest in an office development site at 16 York Street to the Ontario Pension Board.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

RBC Capital Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets in connection with Chesswood Group Limited's $32-million public offering and $6-million private placement of subscription receipts. The proceeds from the offerings were used to partially finance the purchase price for Chesswood's $64-million acquisition of Blue Chip Leasing Corporation and EcoHome Financial Inc.

Major shareholder of Porter Aviations Holdings Inc.

Acted for a major shareholder of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. in the sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure investors, including AGF Management Ltd.'s InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Acted for Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in connection with its investment, together with CEF Holdings Limited, in Magris Resources Inc. to fund Magris' initial acquisition of Iamgold Corp's Niobec mine for approximately US$530 million.

Onex Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel for Onex Partners in connection with the $775-million refinancing of JELD-WEN inc.'s existing indebtedness.

Onex Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel for Onex Partners in the $715-million financing in connection with the acquisition of York Risk Services Group, Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $600-million bought deal public offering of Series M first preference shares, one of the largest preferred share offerings in Canadian history. The net proceeds were used to repay borrowings incurred to fund the US$2.5-billion cash purchase price paid to acquire UNS Energy Corporation, an Arizona-based utility engaged in the regulated electric generation and energy delivery business.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its joint venture with WAM Development Group and Walton Group of Companies to develop a 250-acre industrial site in northwest Edmonton, Alberta. CPPIB's initial equity commitment is approximately $200 million for phase one of the development, representing an 85% interest in the joint venture.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its $650-million purchase of the Hudson's Bay downtown Toronto flagship retail complex and the Simpson's Tower located at 401 Bay Street. HBC will lease the entire retail and office complex back for a base term of 25 years with renewal options for a term of just under 50 years.

Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation

Acted for Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation, a global manager of hedge funds with more than $6.7 billion in managed and advised assets, in its acquisition by The Carlyle Group. 

National Bank Financial Inc. and RBC Capital Markets

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and RBC Capital Markets in connection with a shelf offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of Chesswood Group Limited.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the full surrender by Sears Canada Inc. of its leases at four shopping centres, and the partial surrender by Sears of its lease at a fifth shopping centre, for a total consideration of $400 million.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the sale to Ivanhoé Cambridge of a 50% interest in Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping centre located in Sherbrooke, Québec, which is the largest shopping centre in Québec's Eastern Townships region, and the resulting joint venture.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, along with related governance and shareholder arrangements.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with a 50/50 Canadian retail joint venture with Oxford Properties Group. As part of the transaction, CPPIB acquired a 50% interest in the approximately 1 million square foot Upper Canada Mall, in Ontario, from Oxford Properties Group, and Oxford Properties Group acquired a 50% interest in the 1.5 million square foot Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre, in Québec, from CPPIB.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its US$150 million investment in Terranum Corporate Properties, a Colombian commercial property development business.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

Acted for Fronteer Gold Inc. in its $2.3-billion acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation). The transaction was structured as a plan of arrangement providing for cash consideration and the spin off of shares of Pilot Gold Inc., a new TSX-listed company holding exploration assets, to the former shareholders of Fronteer Gold.

TPG Partners V LP

Acted for TPG Partners V LP in connection with its acquisition of Axcan Pharma Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$1.3 billion.

Reuters Group PLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Reuters Group PLC in its dual-listed company merger with The Thomson Corporation to create Thomson-Reuters in a transaction valued at US$17.6 billion, creating the first Canadian dual-listed company structure.

Bulletin

Draft Legislation on the Taxation of Stock Options

June 19, 2019 - The federal government has released much anticipated draft legislation proposing changes to the rules relating to the taxation of stock options. The legislative proposals are expected to come into force on January 1, 2020, and to apply to option agreements entered into after 2019. The release, on...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments in the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2018 and offer our predictions on what to expect in 2019. Key Canadian Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 scaled back controversial initiative on taxation of passive...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Legislative Developments in 2018Budget 2018A. ...

Bulletin

2018 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Feb. 27, 2018 - As anticipated, today’s federal budget (Budget 2018) focuses on a few targeted areas, including the taxation of passive investments made by private corporations, and does not contain any measures in response to the enactment of tax reform in the United States or relating to the OECD BEPS initiative....

In the News

Ian Crosbie Reacts to Federal Court of Appeal Decision in Lawyer’s Daily

Feb. 23, 2018 - In a recent article (available to subscribers) published in The Lawyer’s Daily, Davies partner Ian Crosbie commented on the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) in Canada v. Oxford Properties Group Inc.The case centred on a number of transactions undertaken by Oxford...

Bulletin

U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time, we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in the United States affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible U.S. tax developments in the coming year. Tax Developments in 2017As we predicted...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Developments in 2017 1. Legislative...

Bulletin

Department of Finance Releases Revised Income Splitting Rules

Dec. 13, 2017 - Earlier this year, the Department of Finance released a set of far-reaching proposals affecting the taxation of private businesses and their shareholders. Only Rip Van Winkle missed the firestorm reaction to these proposals from a broad range of affected parties. Ultimately, the Government...

Bulletin

2017 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Mar. 22, 2017 - The Liberal government’s second budget (Budget 2017) comes during a period of exceptional global political and economic uncertainty. Of particular importance from a Canadian economic and tax policy perspective is the uncertainty about how the Trump administration’s agenda will unfold in the coming...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax (Band 1)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax (Band 1)

Tax Directors Handbook

The Legal 500 Canada—Tax (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Tax

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Tax

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Tax (Most Frequently Recommended); Derivative Instruments

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law (Lawyer of the Year 2019, Toronto)

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Corporate Tax (Most Highly Regarded); Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax—Advisory; Controversy

Expert Guides’ Best of the Best; Expert Guides—Tax

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1988

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1986
University of Toronto, BA (Economics & History), 1983

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation
International Fiscal Association

Community Involvement

Canadian Tax Journal, Editorial Board
HSC Industry Leaders Fundraising Campaign, legal co-chair

“Obviously he has outstanding technical skills, but what sets him apart from other practitioners is that he is thoughtful in his advice, practical, business-oriented and very responsive.”
World Tax

Ian draws on more than 25 years of experience to advise clients on a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, investments and financings. Known for his expertise across diverse industries, Ian is relied on by clients for ongoing strategic and general tax advice.

He regularly advises Canada-based multinationals on their international tax matters and assists corporations with their reorganization and restructuring activities. Private equity fund clients turn to Ian for his extensive experience in advising on fund formation and fund investments.

Ian is considered a trusted adviser who brings “a new perspective” to our clients’ issues. (Chambers Canada 2016)

Ian is co-chair, legal, of the HSC Industry Leaders fundraising campaign.

Canadian Business Growth Fund

Acted as lead counsel to Canadian Business Growth Fund on the launch of its fund to drive expansion and growth of mid-market Canadian businesses.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Cozzini Bros., an Illinois-based knife sharpening rental and exchange company.

500 Startups

Acted for 500 Startups in the formation of its first Canadian venture capital seed fund.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation

Acted for Cadillac Fairview Corporation in the sale of a 50% non-managing interest in its Vancouver portfolio, including CF Pacific Centre and 12 office towers, to Ontario Pension Board and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.

Northleaf Capital Partners

Acted for Northleaf Capital Partners in connection with the establishment of a US$1.4-billion Northleaf global private credit program and Northleaf's related acquisition, through a new Northleaf-managed investment fund, of a 16% equity stake in Antares Holdings from CPPIB Credit Investments Inc.

InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Acted for InstarAGF Asset Management Inc. in connection with the formation of InstarAGF Essential Infrastructure Fund with total equity capital commitments of $740 million.

Oxford Park Group

Acted for Oxford Park Group in the formation of PointNorth Capital LP, a fund that continued Oxford Park's strategy of making special situation investments. PointNorth targets investments in the debt and equity of Canadian companies that are experiencing financial or operational challenges, are in out-of-favour sectors or are otherwise in need of change. OMERS, one of Canada's largest pension plans, made a significant capital commitment to PointNorth.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the sale of a 30% non-managing interest in the Toronto-Dominion Centre and a concurrent sale of 30% interest in an office development site at 16 York Street to the Ontario Pension Board.

Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner

Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.

Alfa S.A.B. de C.V.

Acted for Alfa S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its proposed acquisition, with Harbour Energy Ltd., of all of the outstanding common shares of Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. for an all-cash purchase price of approximately $1.7 billion, plus the assumption of approximately $5 billion in debt. The acquisition was structured as a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).

RBC Capital Markets Inc.

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by RBC Capital Markets in connection with Chesswood Group Limited's $32-million public offering and $6-million private placement of subscription receipts. The proceeds from the offerings were used to partially finance the purchase price for Chesswood's $64-million acquisition of Blue Chip Leasing Corporation and EcoHome Financial Inc.

Major shareholder of Porter Aviations Holdings Inc.

Acted for a major shareholder of Porter Aviation Holdings Inc. in the sale of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Nieuport Aviation Infrastructure Partners, a consortium of Canadian and international infrastructure investors, including AGF Management Ltd.'s InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Acted for Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited in connection with its investment, together with CEF Holdings Limited, in Magris Resources Inc. to fund Magris' initial acquisition of Iamgold Corp's Niobec mine for approximately US$530 million.

Onex Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel for Onex Partners in connection with the $775-million refinancing of JELD-WEN inc.'s existing indebtedness.

Onex Corporation

Acted as Canadian counsel for Onex Partners in the $715-million financing in connection with the acquisition of York Risk Services Group, Inc.

Fortis Inc.

Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $600-million bought deal public offering of Series M first preference shares, one of the largest preferred share offerings in Canadian history. The net proceeds were used to repay borrowings incurred to fund the US$2.5-billion cash purchase price paid to acquire UNS Energy Corporation, an Arizona-based utility engaged in the regulated electric generation and energy delivery business.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with its joint venture with WAM Development Group and Walton Group of Companies to develop a 250-acre industrial site in northwest Edmonton, Alberta. CPPIB's initial equity commitment is approximately $200 million for phase one of the development, representing an 85% interest in the joint venture.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its $650-million purchase of the Hudson's Bay downtown Toronto flagship retail complex and the Simpson's Tower located at 401 Bay Street. HBC will lease the entire retail and office complex back for a base term of 25 years with renewal options for a term of just under 50 years.

Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation

Acted for Diversified Global Asset Management Corporation, a global manager of hedge funds with more than $6.7 billion in managed and advised assets, in its acquisition by The Carlyle Group. 

National Bank Financial Inc. and RBC Capital Markets

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters co-led by National Bank Financial Inc. and RBC Capital Markets in connection with a shelf offering of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of Chesswood Group Limited.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the full surrender by Sears Canada Inc. of its leases at four shopping centres, and the partial surrender by Sears of its lease at a fifth shopping centre, for a total consideration of $400 million.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the sale to Ivanhoé Cambridge of a 50% interest in Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping centre located in Sherbrooke, Québec, which is the largest shopping centre in Québec's Eastern Townships region, and the resulting joint venture.

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board in connection with its US$500-million equity investment in Hudson's Bay Company to finance the acquisition by Hudson's Bay Company of Saks Incorporated in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$2.9 billion including debt, along with related governance and shareholder arrangements.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with a 50/50 Canadian retail joint venture with Oxford Properties Group. As part of the transaction, CPPIB acquired a 50% interest in the approximately 1 million square foot Upper Canada Mall, in Ontario, from Oxford Properties Group, and Oxford Properties Group acquired a 50% interest in the 1.5 million square foot Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre, in Québec, from CPPIB.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with its US$150 million investment in Terranum Corporate Properties, a Colombian commercial property development business.

Fronteer Gold Inc.

Acted for Fronteer Gold Inc. in its $2.3-billion acquisition by Newmont Mining Corporation (now known as Newmont Goldcorp Corporation). The transaction was structured as a plan of arrangement providing for cash consideration and the spin off of shares of Pilot Gold Inc., a new TSX-listed company holding exploration assets, to the former shareholders of Fronteer Gold.

TPG Partners V LP

Acted for TPG Partners V LP in connection with its acquisition of Axcan Pharma Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at US$1.3 billion.

Reuters Group PLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for Reuters Group PLC in its dual-listed company merger with The Thomson Corporation to create Thomson-Reuters in a transaction valued at US$17.6 billion, creating the first Canadian dual-listed company structure.

Bulletin

Draft Legislation on the Taxation of Stock Options

June 19, 2019 - The federal government has released much anticipated draft legislation proposing changes to the rules relating to the taxation of stock options. The legislative proposals are expected to come into force on January 1, 2020, and to apply to option agreements entered into after 2019. The release, on...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments in the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2018 and offer our predictions on what to expect in 2019. Key Canadian Developments in 2018 Budget 2018 scaled back controversial initiative on taxation of passive...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2018 and a Look Ahead to 2019

Jan. 31, 2019 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Legislative Developments in 2018Budget 2018A. ...

Bulletin

2018 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Feb. 27, 2018 - As anticipated, today’s federal budget (Budget 2018) focuses on a few targeted areas, including the taxation of passive investments made by private corporations, and does not contain any measures in response to the enactment of tax reform in the United States or relating to the OECD BEPS initiative....

In the News

Ian Crosbie Reacts to Federal Court of Appeal Decision in Lawyer’s Daily

Feb. 23, 2018 - In a recent article (available to subscribers) published in The Lawyer’s Daily, Davies partner Ian Crosbie commented on the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) in Canada v. Oxford Properties Group Inc.The case centred on a number of transactions undertaken by Oxford...

Bulletin

U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time, we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in the United States affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible U.S. tax developments in the coming year. Tax Developments in 2017As we predicted...

Bulletin

Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2017 and a Look Ahead to 2018

Jan. 11, 2018 - Each year at this time we offer a look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and a look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Developments in 2017 1. Legislative...

Bulletin

Department of Finance Releases Revised Income Splitting Rules

Dec. 13, 2017 - Earlier this year, the Department of Finance released a set of far-reaching proposals affecting the taxation of private businesses and their shareholders. Only Rip Van Winkle missed the firestorm reaction to these proposals from a broad range of affected parties. Ultimately, the Government...

Bulletin

2017 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Mar. 22, 2017 - The Liberal government’s second budget (Budget 2017) comes during a period of exceptional global political and economic uncertainty. Of particular importance from a Canadian economic and tax policy perspective is the uncertainty about how the Trump administration’s agenda will unfold in the coming...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax (Band 1)

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax (Band 1)

Tax Directors Handbook

The Legal 500 Canada—Tax (Leading Lawyer)

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Tax

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Lexpert Guide to US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada—Tax

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Tax (Most Frequently Recommended); Derivative Instruments

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law (Lawyer of the Year 2019, Toronto)

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Corporate Tax (Most Highly Regarded); Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax—Advisory; Controversy

Expert Guides’ Best of the Best; Expert Guides—Tax

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1988

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1986
University of Toronto, BA (Economics & History), 1983

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation
International Fiscal Association

Community Involvement

Canadian Tax Journal, Editorial Board
HSC Industry Leaders Fundraising Campaign, legal co-chair