Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Aird & Berlis LLP

Tax

2 ranked lawyersBand 4Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2022 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Aird & Berlis is a popular choice among multinational companies for international tax planning, cross-border M&A, financings and restructurings. The firm offers a depth of knowledge in a number of tax law areas, including dispute resolution, and regularly acts for clients in the finance, energy and mining sectors. Based in Toronto, the firm is recognised for its national reach.

Notable practitioners

Barbara Worndl is a well-regarded and long-standing figure in the Canadian tax market. She advises clients on various transactions, with a particular focus on REITs and in the real estate sector more generally.

Jack Bernstein chairs the firm's international tax practice and assists clients with tax planning and transactional mandates. He is admitted to both the Québec and Ontario Bars.

Department Information

This content is provided by Aird & Berlis LLP.

Overview

The Aird & Berlis Tax Group is highly regarded on a national and international basis for domestic and international tax planning, structuring of business transactions and resolving tax disputes. Our lawyers are recognized for innovative domestic and international tax planning and for the development of creative structures. Other law firms and accounting firms regularly seek the expertise of our Tax Group to serve their clients more effectively.

We provide advice on the structuring of all types of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, plans of arrangement, financings and sale transactions. We also assist the owners of private corporations in doing succession planning. Lawyers from our Tax Group work closely with our Capital Markets Group and Corporate/Commercial Group to ensure that business transactions, arrangements and strategies produce the most favourable tax consequences possible.

As a result of our strong technical expertise and superior negotiating skills, we are able to successfully represent clients seeking advance tax rulings, handling audits, disputing and negotiating the settlement of tax reassessments and, if necessary, appearing on their behalf in the Tax Court and appellate courts of Canada.

Members

Gucciardo, Francesco (Head of Department)

Atsaidis, Elisabeth V.

Bass, Neil

Bernstein, Jack

Blumenfeld, Rachel

Bollefer, Stuart F.

Brent, Tyler

Burns, Carol

Byun, David

Carinci, Monica

D’Amico, Stephanie

Esposto, Ed

Gentile, Angelo

Kumar, Josh

Malach, David

McEwan, Andrea

Miller, Edward

Nainifard, Saam

Nicholls, Andrew

Pernica, Marni

Rand, Clifford

Santia, Robert

Summerhill, Louise R.

Waslowski, Jesse

Worndl, Barbara

Yach, Melanie A.

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Industrial Engineering

Media

Mining & Metals

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Transportation

Tax

Aird & Berlis LLP

firm
Location

Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street

Suite 1800, Box 754

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5J 2T9

View Firm Profile

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 9 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

Aird & Berlis Welcomes Five New Partners

Authors: Aaron Bains, Danny Kharazmi, Josh Kumar, David P. Neligan, Kenneth Pimentel

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Tax


Barbara Worndl
Band 4
Jack Bernstein
Band 3