Director of Taxation, CPA, CA, TEP, MSc, MBA
Michael has over 30 years of experience assisting companies and their shareholders with corporate and personal matters including corporate reorganizations, international tax planning and estate planning. Michael has previous experience as a tax partner for a national firm, Grant Thornton, as well as several non-national accounting firms. In addition to a focus on owner-manager tax issues and estate planning, Michael has a focus on working with businesses with non-Canadian customers to design and implement cross-border tax strategies to reduce the non-Canadian tax burden on foreign profits. Michael assists in creating tax effective financing arrangements for start-ups and developers of intellectual property, including CRA tax rulings to obtain “flow-through” treatment for investing in small offshore mutual fund and to circumvent impact of “kiddie tax” for individual investors. Michael also provides tax effective dealing with intellectual property issues, especially with a cross-border focus.
Michael has completed the CICA’s In-Depth Tax Course and In residences courses. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) and an OICA instructor on a variety of income tax courses and a tutor at the CICA tax practitioners in-residence course.