Daniel's practice focuses on tax litigation, representing clients in disputes with federal and provincial tax authorities, and before the courts. He acts for a variety of clients in tax disputes involving international and domestic tax issues; transfer pricing; the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR); valuation; and scientific research and experimental development (SRED). Daniel also provides advice on corporate and international tax planning structures, restructuring, litigation risk assessments and rectification and rescission.
Daniel joined EY Law (formerly Couzin Taylor) as counsel in 2006 and as partner in 2009. Previously, Daniel was a law professor at Western University from 1995-2009 and a lecturer at the University of Cambridge from 1992-1995. Daniel has been lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada and the Ontario Superior Court. Daniel has also successfully negotiated resolutions of tax disputes at audit and in the administrative appeals process. Daniel has served as a consultant to the OECD, the Auditor-General of Canada, and the Technical Committee on Business Taxation.
Daniel has authored 7 books and numerous articles in national and international journals and spoken worldwide on tax law and policy.