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Jeffrey Trossman

Jeffrey C. Trossman
Jeffrey C. Trossman Senior Counsel | Toronto
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Recent representative matters include advice to the following clients:

  • Power Corporation of Canada and Power Financial Corporation in connection with their substantial issuer bid share buy-backs and the structuring of tenders into such share buy-backs by Power Financial Corporation and IGM Financial Inc.

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. in its acquisition of Atoka Cranberries Inc. from The Bieler Group

  • Washington Companies in connection with its C$1.5-billion acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation, and related debt financing

  • Element Financial Corporation on its "butterfly" spin-out transaction by way of plan of arrangement pursuant to which Element separated into two new public companies: Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN) and ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN)

  • Sagard Holdings on the US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group Ltd.

  • IGM Financial Inc.'s subsidiary Mackenzie Investments on its acquisition of a 13.9 per cent interest in China Asset Management Co., Ltd. for C$647-million

  • TransCanada Corporation in respect of its C$4.4-billion offering of subscription receipts, the largest bought deal in Canadian history

  • UnitedHealth Group on its subsidiary OptumRx's US$12.8-billion combination with Catamaran Corporation

  • H&R REIT on frequent public offerings of debt and equity securities and on its C$2.75-billion acquisition of Primaris Retail REIT

Awards & Recognition

In 2017, Jeff was recognized by the International Tax Review as the Tax Practice Leader of the Year for the Americas. He is also recognized as a leading tax practitioner in the following publications:

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Tax)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Corporate Tax)

  • WWL: Thought Leaders – Corporate Tax 2020 (Advisory & Controversy)

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

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Tax Law)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Global Elite 2020

  • Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax 2019 (Advisory and Controversy)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019

Professional Activities

Jeffrey is the immediate past chair of the National Taxation Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and immediate past co-chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. He is also a member of the Fiscal and Tax Competitiveness Council of the C.D. Howe Institute, an advisor to the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and the editor of the publication Perspectives on Tax Law & Policy. Jeffrey has a served as a member of the Research Committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Planning Committees for the Canadian Tax Foundation’s September 2017 Policy Conference on Taxation of Private Corporations and the November 2017 Annual Conference of the Canadian Tax Foundation. Since 2015, he has co-chaired the Senior Tax Practitioner’s Institute, an invitation-only meeting of the leading senior tax practitioners in Canada, held annually in Cambridge, Ontario.

Jeffrey writes and speaks frequently in numerous venues, including the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the American Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the International Tax Review.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-chair: 33rd Annual Senior Tax Practitioners' Institute
    Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, October 23-25, 2019.
  • Speaker: What You Missed While You Were Away: Summer 2019
    CBA/CPA Canada Joint Committee Update, OBA Taxation Law Program, Toronto, Ontario, September 20, 2019.
  • Chair: Cross-Border Financing including Anti-Hybrid Rules
    2019 Lex Mundi Tax Practice Group Global Meeting, Athens, Greece, June 2-3, 2019.
  • Speaker: Interest Deductibility
    The Canadian Bar Association, 2019 Tax Law for Lawyers Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 26-31, 2019.
  • Co-chair: 32nd Annual Senior Tax Practitioners' Institute
    Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, October 24-26, 2018.
  • Speaker: What You Missed While You Were Away: Summer 2018
    CBA/CPA Canada Joint Committee Update, OBA Taxation Law Program, Toronto, Ontario, September 12, 2018.
  • Speaker: United States Tax Reform and the North American Response Thereto
    2018 Lex Mundi Tax Practice Group Global Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, June 3-4, 2018.
  • Speaker: Interest Deductibility
    The Canadian Bar Association 2018 Tax Law for Lawyers Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 27 – June 1, 2018.
  • Speaker: Tax Planning with CCPC's – Future of CCPC Taxation Seminar
    UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Ontario, November 22, 2017.
  • Chair: Concurrent Session
    Canadian Tax Foundation 69th Annual Tax Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 20, 2017.
  • Speaker: Canadian Corporate Tax Update Legislative Developments – New Provisions, New Challenges
    72nd TEI Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 24, 2017.
  • Speaker: What You Missed While You Were Away: Summer 2017 Tax Developments Ontario Bar Association
    Tax Law Section Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 2017.
  • Speaker: What You Missed While You Were Away: Summer 2017 Tax Developments Ontario Bar Association
    Tax Law Section Toronto, Ontario, September 28, 2017
  • Speaker: Policy Conference on Tax Planning Using Private Corporations: Analysis and Discussion with Finance: Taxation of Investment Income
    Canadian Tax Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario, September 25, 2017.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1991
LL.B., University of Toronto - 1989
M.A., University of Toronto - 1984
B.A., University of Toronto - 1983

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