Amy Lee
Associate | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4241

Amy practices in all areas of commodity tax including planning and advising clients in connection with the goods and services tax (GST), the harmonized sales tax (HST), provincial sales tax (PST), insurance premium tax, customs valuation, tariff classification, import/export restrictions, and various aspects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and Canada's other bilateral trade agreements.

Amy was a summer student at Blakes after her second year of law school and articled with the Firm upon graduation.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Recent representative matters include advising:

  • GMS Inc. on its C$800-million acquisition of WSB Titan from TorQuest Partners

  • Ball Corporation on its acquisition of Neuman Aluminum

  • The court-appointed receivers of Questfire Energy Corp.

  • Wynnchurch Capital on its acquisition of select assets of Uponor Infra Ltd.

  • Xerox Limited in connection with its acquisition of Hubdoc Inc.

  • Carillion Canada Inc. regarding its sale of certain assets and liabilities to a subsidiary of Fairfax Financial Holdings

  • Superior Plus on its divestiture of assets associated with the retail propane business of Canwest Propane

  • A private equity firm in connection with its acquisition and continuing consolidation of specialist dental and orthodontist practices across Canada

  • Hub International in connection with its acquisition of various insurance brokerages, including the property and casualty insurance business of Cypher Systems Group Inc. and commercial property and casualty brokerage Integro (Canada) Ltd.

PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Should Bitcoin Miners Be Eligible for ITCs?
Sales Tax, Customs & Trade Journal, Federated Press, Vol. XV, No. 4, November 2018.
Co-author: Place of Delivery: A Deceptively Complex GST/HST Problem
Sales Tax, Customs & Trade Journal, Federated Press, Vol. XV, No. 2, July 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on Corporate Governance, October 5, 2016
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