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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Tax Services

Business Structures and Tax Planning

Smart, effective tax planning is an essential component of virtually every successful business transaction. When tackling critical tax issues, you need lawyers with the experience to navigate the sea of complex, constantly changing business and individual tax laws. Look to Dentons.

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Charities and Non-Profit Taxation

Experienced legal counsel plays a vital role in establishing and sustaining a successful charitable or non-profit organization. Innovative strategies and thorough, timely advice can significantly advance your non-profit’s objectives.

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Sales Taxes (including VAT, GST, and PST)

When supplying, acquiring or importing goods or services anywhere in the world, you need a dedicated advisor who knows your industry sector and can work with you on indirect tax issues. The tax lawyers at Dentons can take you from the initial planning and structuring stages through documentation, registration and compliance.

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International Taxation

Cross-border investments and operations raise a host of tax issues. Navigating the complexities of multijurisdictional taxation requires innovative tax planning, structuring and dispute resolution. When your business interests span the globe, turn to Dentons for advice.

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Resource Taxation

Resource and extractive industries are often a target for tax systems and administrations. Many countries have special tax rules that favor or disfavor particular resources and activities. Tax treaties, changing royalty regimes, and exploration and development tax incentives are just some of the challenges natural resources companies face in today’s global marketplace. To be fully equipped to deal with these issues when they arise, you need innovative, pragmatic tax planning.

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Trusts, Estates and Wealth Preservation

Families passing significant assets to the next generation want expert advice so they can feel confident about the security and ultimate disposition of their assets. Financial institutions handling estates of clients need expert, confidential legal advice as to avoiding, or handling, disputes.

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