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About Chris

Chris has been practising in the area of corporate tax planning for 10 years. He primarily advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and cross-border transactions. He also has experience with tax dispute resolution and tax litigation.

Before joining Blakes, Chris was counsel at another large Canadian law firm. Prior to that, he was an associate at a boutique tax law firm affiliated with a global accounting firm.

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Chris' representative transactions include advising:

  • Kudu Investment Management on its minority stake in Third Eye Capital

  • Sokanu Interactive on its acquisition by Penn Foster

  • Purpose Financial on its C$53.5-million investment by Allianz X

  • Verafin on its US$2.75-billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • IBM on its spinoff of Kyndryl

Professional Activities

Chris is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation.


In-Depth Tax Course, CPA Canada – 2014
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2012
Tax Law for Lawyers Program, Canadian Bar Association – 2012
JD, University of Toronto – 2011
MA (Economics), University of Toronto – 2008
BA (Hon.), University of Saskatchewan – 2004

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