Dean helps individuals and corporations successfully resolve disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. He represents clients in objecting to reassessments and, where necessary, appealing to the Tax Court of Canada.
Tax disputes are stressful and arduous. Dean loves helping his clients put their disputes in the past, seeing the weight lift from their shoulders. Dean’s clients appreciate that he is organized, thorough in his analysis and a great communicator.
Dean knows that clients are best served when their tax lawyer works in synergy with their accountant. He has great respect for the specialized skills and knowledge that accountants bring to the table.
A graduate of the University of McGill’s Faculty of Law, Dean began his legal career working as a lawyer for the judges of the Tax Court of Canada after being selected for the Court’s prestigious clerkship program. This experience gave him a behind-the-curtains perspective on what it takes to win a tax dispute.
Dean frequently presents on tax-related topics to the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, Royal LePage Team Realty, and others. He is considered an expert by TaxnetPro and frequently writes for Thompson Reuters publications.
Dean’s spouse works in a leadership position for the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Education. Their daughter loves story time and puppet shows.