Alexandra Brown
Senior Counsel | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2367

Alexandra is a senior litigator specializing in tax litigation with broad experience in both public service and private practice. Before joining Blakes, she was a partner at another national firm after serving as senior counsel at the Department of Justice (Canada), where she practised for over 20 years.

Alexandra has appeared at all levels of court and represented domestic and international clients at all stages of disputes with federal and Ontario revenue authorities, disputes involving complex issues such as the General Anti-Avoidance Rule and transfer pricing.


Alexandra was the recipient of the 2019 Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Taxation Law, an award created to recognize exceptional contributions and/or achievements by members of the OBA.

Alexandra is recognized as a leading tax litigator in the following ranking publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Tax Litigation)

  • Who’s Who Legal 2019 - Corporate Tax (Controversy)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Tax Law)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Corporate Tax Litigation)

  • International Tax Review’s World Tax 2019 – Highly Regarded (Women in Tax)

  • International Tax Review’s World Tax 2019 – Highly Regarded (Tax Controversy)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Tax Litigation)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Most Frequently Recommended in Litigation - Corporate Tax)

  • The 2018 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (Dispute Resolution)

  • International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders 2018

  • International Tax Review's Women in Tax Leaders 2018

  • Who’s Who Legal Canada - Corporate Tax: Controversy