Ian has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Tax Law. Ian has also been listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers and has been noted as among the Top 10 tax advisors in Canada by the International Tax Review. Ian is consistently recognized as a leading tax lawyer in Canada in Lexpert’s Canadian Legal Directories. Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers has described Ian as follows: responsive, prepared and proactive; offers accessible and very practical tax advice. He advises on several corporate tax-related matters, representing clients engaged in telecommunications, real estate development, mining, forestry, and oil and gas.
Ian is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Tax Planning Journal (Federated Press) and is the author of Taxation of Canadian Mining (Carswell). A former Adjunct Professor of corporate taxation at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Ian regularly contributes to tax related publications and conferences. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association. Ian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University (1985) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia (1988). He is a member of both the British Columbia Bar (1989) and the Ontario Bar (1999).