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Douglas
Cannon

Partner

Toronto

Contact by email at [email protected]

t. 416-601-7815

1361

Law School

University of Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1981

Douglas A. Cannon is a partner in our Tax Group in Toronto.

Douglas practises taxation law with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and financings. His practice also includes advising on tax aspects of business operations, transfer pricing and private equity investments. He has represented clients before the Canada Revenue Agency, the Ontario Ministry of Finance and the Canadian Department of Finance.

Douglas is a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is a member of the CBA/CICA Joint Committee on Taxation, the Tax Section of the Ontario Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Tax), the International Fiscal Association and the Toronto Centre CRA/Professionals Consultation Committee. The Legal Post (National Post) has described him as "a player and a half" in corporate tax work.

He has written numerous articles and presented papers on a variety of income tax subjects, including partnership reorganizations, mutual funds, major business agreements, variable management fees, foreign property investments for tax exempt entities, income funds, debt/debt-like instruments, share purchase agreements, cross-border software payments, employee stock options, take-over restructuring, tax effective, repatriation from Canadian corporations, foreign spin-offs and financing investments in Canada.

Douglas received his B.Comm. (summa cum laude) from McMaster University in 1976, and his LLB (Hons.) from the University of Toronto in 1979.