Sharon Ford

Partner

Sharon Ford

Sharon Ford

Partner

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2012

Corporate tax planning is an important focus of Sharon’s broad tax practice.

Meticulous and detailed-oriented, Sharon assists clients on the tax aspects of their acquisitions and reorganizations. She regularly works on corporate finance, international tax planning and tax dispute resolution.

Before joining Davies, Sharon practised with a leading national law firm. As an articling student, she clerked for judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

Sharon Ford

Partner

Corporate tax planning is an important focus of Sharon’s broad tax practice.

Meticulous and detailed-oriented, Sharon assists clients on the tax aspects of their acquisitions and reorganizations. She regularly works on corporate finance, international tax planning and tax dispute resolution.

Before joining Davies, Sharon practised with a leading national law firm. As an articling student, she clerked for judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

Granite Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted as tax counsel to Granite REIT in its $231-million bought deal equity offering of 3.7 million stapled units.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acting for AirBoss of America Corp. to form a new defense business, AirBoss Defense Group, through the merger of its AirBoss Defense business and other operations in Acton Vale, Québec, with privately owned, U.S.-based Critical Solutions International, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately US$132.7 million.

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.

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted for Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, a fund managed by Blackstone, in its acquisition of a majority stake in TITUS Inc., an Ottawa-based leading provider of data classification and categorization solutions.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted as Canadian counsel to Golden Gate Capital in its majority equity investment in the GAL group of companies, a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Acted as Canadian tax counsel to Restaurant Brands International Inc., owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, in connection with its US$1.8-billion acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., an Atlanta-based chicken chain.

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.

BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank in connection with Centerra Gold Inc.'s $195-million public offering of subscription receipts. The proceeds of the offering were used to partially finance Centerra's $1.1 billion purchase of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Raymond James Ltd.

Acted for Raymond James Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of 3Macs (MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc.), creating Canada's leading independent investment dealer.

ISE Inc.

Acted for ISE Inc., a major supplier of ergonomic office and workstation products, in connection with the sale of its business to Workrite Ergonomics, LLC, a division of Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co., a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.

Bulletin

2019 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Mar. 19, 2019 - Budget 2019 is the last federal budget of the current Liberal government before the upcoming federal election in October 2019. Tax-related measures are intended to advance the government’s stated priority of creating a fair tax system. Proposals include changes to the employee stock option rules,...

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...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2016 and a Look Ahead to 2017

Jan. 13, 2017 - The year 2016 was eventful from a Canadian tax perspective, with the current Liberal government introducing its first federal budget and important judicial developments that included two decisions in tax cases by the Supreme Court of Canada. Conversely, while U.S. tax developments in 2016 were...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2012

Education

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, In-Depth Tax Course
Queen’s University, JD, 2011
McMaster University, BSc (Medical & Health Physics), 2007

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation

Corporate tax planning is an important focus of Sharon’s broad tax practice.

Meticulous and detailed-oriented, Sharon assists clients on the tax aspects of their acquisitions and reorganizations. She regularly works on corporate finance, international tax planning and tax dispute resolution.

Before joining Davies, Sharon practised with a leading national law firm. As an articling student, she clerked for judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.

Granite Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted as tax counsel to Granite REIT in its $231-million bought deal equity offering of 3.7 million stapled units.

AirBoss of America Corp.

Acting for AirBoss of America Corp. to form a new defense business, AirBoss Defense Group, through the merger of its AirBoss Defense business and other operations in Acton Vale, Québec, with privately owned, U.S.-based Critical Solutions International, Inc., in a transaction valued at approximately US$132.7 million.

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.

Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Acted for Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, a fund managed by Blackstone, in its acquisition of a majority stake in TITUS Inc., an Ottawa-based leading provider of data classification and categorization solutions.

Golden Gate Capital

Acted as Canadian counsel to Golden Gate Capital in its majority equity investment in the GAL group of companies, a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas.

Restaurant Brands International Inc.

Acted as Canadian tax counsel to Restaurant Brands International Inc., owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, in connection with its US$1.8-billion acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., an Atlanta-based chicken chain.

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.

BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank

Acted for a syndicate of underwriters BMO Capital Markets, Credit Suisse Securities Canada and Scotiabank in connection with Centerra Gold Inc.'s $195-million public offering of subscription receipts. The proceeds of the offering were used to partially finance Centerra's $1.1 billion purchase of Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Raymond James Ltd.

Acted for Raymond James Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of 3Macs (MacDougall, MacDougall & MacTier Inc.), creating Canada's leading independent investment dealer.

ISE Inc.

Acted for ISE Inc., a major supplier of ergonomic office and workstation products, in connection with the sale of its business to Workrite Ergonomics, LLC, a division of Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co., a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.

Bulletin

2019 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Mar. 19, 2019 - Budget 2019 is the last federal budget of the current Liberal government before the upcoming federal election in October 2019. Tax-related measures are intended to advance the government’s stated priority of creating a fair tax system. Proposals include changes to the employee stock option rules,...

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...

Bulletin

Canadian and U.S. Tax Laws: A Review of 2016 and a Look Ahead to 2017

Jan. 13, 2017 - The year 2016 was eventful from a Canadian tax perspective, with the current Liberal government introducing its first federal budget and important judicial developments that included two decisions in tax cases by the Supreme Court of Canada. Conversely, while U.S. tax developments in 2016 were...

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2012

Education

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, In-Depth Tax Course
Queen’s University, JD, 2011
McMaster University, BSc (Medical & Health Physics), 2007

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation