Joan is a Partner in the Tax Group and has extensive experience in domestic and international tax planning. Both highly detailed and experienced, Joan has the unique ability to see the big picture while drilling down to the finest points of a client's needs. Joan chose tax as her specialty for it's analytical nature. In tax, the rules are always changing and Joan really enjoys the challenge of keeping up-to-date. Joan is a frequent lecturer for professional and commercial organizations. She has made presentations at conferences of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Ontario Bar Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and many others.
Michael is a Partner in the Tax Group and works with clients and their advisors to assist them with their corporate, estate, personal, and international tax planning needs. Michael has a business degree and chose tax as his legal specialty as it appealed to his practical and creative mind. Responsive and forthcoming, Michael ensures his clients always know where they stand and gets them the solutions they need when they need them. Michael's experiences outside of law have provided him with a unique understanding of how businesses run and the importance of any tax savings had. Michael cares a lot about his clients and goes to great lengths to help improve the operation of their enterprises.
Samantha is a Partner in the Tax Group. Her practice focuses mainly on corporate, estate and international tax planning. In addition to advising clients on various tax planning strategies, Samantha has particular experience in designing and implementing estate plans and corporate reorganizations. Samantha’s clients vary from multi-national corporations to the family business owner/manager. As such, her practice is varied to include tax aspects of corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as comprehensive succession planning and offshore and international corporate structures.
Matthew is an Associate in the Tax Group where he focuses in a broad range of domestic and international tax planning, primarily for owner-managers and other private corporations. He has particular expertise in succession and estate planning for family businesses and their related corporate groups, corporate reorganizations, cross-border transactions, and tax planning for larger multi-national corporations.
Ryan is an Associate in our Business Law and Tax Groups. Ryan’s work in the Business Law Group focuses on all aspects of business law, including commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, lending, corporate reorganizations, and general corporate matters. His work in the Tax Group focuses on corporate, estate, and international tax planning.