Michael O’Keefe, Q.C., graduated in Commerce and in Law from the University of British Columbia and received a Master of Law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
He has been admitted to the Bars of the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and has restricted his practice to tax law for more than thirty years.
Mr. O’Keefe advises Canadian corporations and foreign multinationals on all aspects of Canadian taxation, including cross-border transactions and international structuring. He also gives tax planning advice to high net worth individuals. His practice includes dispute resolution.
Mr. O’Keefe has served as a Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Government of Canada, and was a member of the Joint Taxation Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He speaks and writes frequently on subjects relating to Canadian and international tax planning matters and is currently on the editorial board of the Federated Press “International Tax Planning Journal”. Mr. O’Keefe was an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, for twenty years.
Mr. O’Keefe is recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert in its guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, is listed by Law Business Research in its publication “An International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers”, by Euromoney Publications in its publication “Euromoney Legal Group Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers”, by Chambers & Partners in its global publication “The World’s Leading Lawyers”, and by Mondaq Professional Surveys in its on-line “Survey of Leading Taxation Advisors”.