Ian is listed 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 “responsive, prepared and proactive; offering accessible and very practical tax advice”. Ian advises on numerous corporate and international tax-related matters, representing clients in the telecommunication, real estate, mining, forestry, and oil & gas industries.
Ian is the former Editor-in-Chief of the International Tax Planning Journal (Federated Press). He is also the author of the well-known text Taxation of Canadian Mining (Carswell), which was cited with approval in 2013 by the Supreme Court of Canada in the leading case of Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. The Queen, 2013 SCC 29. 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).