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Who We Are

Tax disputes can be costly and time consuming, resulting in inefficiencies that can affect the success of your business. Whether resident or non-resident, individual or corporate, taxpayers rely on experienced legal counsel to represent them at every level of the tax audit, assessment, objection and appeal process.

At Dentons Canada LLP, our Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group brings its expertise and experience to contentious tax matters affecting public, private, entrepreneurial and not-for-profit organizations across the country. Dentons is a global firm driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace. We were formed by the March 2013 combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton.

Learn more at dentons.com.

Our Editors

Angelo Gentile

Phone: 416 862 3438

Angelo is an associate in Dentons' Tax Group. His practice focuses on tax litigation and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), provincial sales tax (PST), land transfer tax, employer health tax and gasoline tax. Angelo also has experience in resolving disputes arising under the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Customs Act, the Retail Sales Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan and the Employment Insurance Act. Angelo has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court and has assisted clients in successfully resolving a wide range of tax disputes. Angelo also represents clients in making voluntary disclosures with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Finance/Revenue.

Shaira Nanji

Phone: 416 863 4748

Shaira is an Associate with the Dentons Taxation Group. Her practice focuses on domestic and international corporate tax planning and litigation. Shaira completed her articles in 2012-2013 and has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada on a pro bono basis.

Timothy Fitzsimmons

Phone: 416 361 2339

Timothy is a partner in the firm’s Toronto office. His practice focuses on domestic and international corporate tax planning and litigation. Timothy works with clients across a variety of industries including natural resources, transportation, health care, financial services, communications, hi-tech, and manufacturing. He has represented clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Tax Court, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Timothy writes and speaks frequently on tax issues, and his work has been published in the Canadian Tax Journal, Tax Topics, Tax Litigation Journal, CCH International Tax, Tax Notes International, and CA Magazine. Timothy clerked at the Tax Court of Canada during 2006-07.


Related Tax Services

Business Structures | Tax Planning

Success depends on effective preparation — from initial strategy and planning, to preparation of tax documentation and obtaining advance tax rulings, to mitigating litigation. The Business Structures & Tax Planning Group at Dentons is there to help ensure your business ventures are structured and implemented to maximize tax efficiencies and minimize risk.


Charities | Not-for-profits Tax

From registration to corporate governance, experienced legal counsel play a vital role in establishing and sustaining a successful charitable or not-for-profit organization. The national Charities and Not-for-Profit Tax Group at Dentons provides directors, trustees, governors and management with timely and innovative legal advice, allowing them to best meet their organization’s mission and objectives.


Commodity | Sales Tax

Companies involved in the supply or acquisition of goods and services [in Canada], as well as companies sourcing goods and services in Canada need a law firm that can get them from start to finish. Canadian and non-resident businesses count on the Sales and Commodity Tax Group at Dentons to take them from the initial planning stages, through documentation, registration and compliance.


International Tax

Navigating the complexity of multi-jurisdiction taxation requires superior tax planning, structuring and dispute resolution. Canadian businesses with international ventures, foreign companies trading into Canada and North American cross-border transactions all rely on Dentons for the best in international tax advice. We provide your roadmap to international business, in Canada and abroad.


Resource Taxation

No legal advisors are better suited to address your Canadian resource taxation needs than the authors and editors of Canadian Resource Taxation, the definitive publication on the subject. Using this unparalleled expertise, the National Resources Tax Group at Dentons helps Canada’s top resource companies, investors and lenders plan and structure their projects and transactions for tax efficiency and maximum returns.


Wealth Management

With considerable wealth comes great responsibility, great need for privacy and security, and great need for trusted advice. Our Wealth Management Group has significant expertise in asset protection, tax planning, wills, charitable giving, estate administration and powers of attorney. But the personal nature of the work demands much more: our clients need a seasoned advisor dedicated to the security of their finances now, and well into the future.