Areas of practice
Corporate and Individual Business Tax
Private Business Enterprises
Business and Wealth Succession Planning
Kevin is a lawyer in the tax group at Kane Shannon & Weiler. Kevin graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Law Degree in 2002. He was called to the Alberta bar in 2003 and the British Columbia Bar in 2012.
Kevin grew up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. In 1988, he moved to Calgary to train with the national speed skating team. Kevin has travelled extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia competing for Canada at various World Cups and World Championships. Kevin is also a two-time Olympian, competing in the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics and is a former world record holder and World Champion Gold Medalist in the 1000 meter event. In 1993, Kevin formed a business with another Olympian that offered skating instruction and fitness to several NHL hockey teams including the Detroit Redwings and the Washington Capitals.
After his sporting career, Kevin practiced as a tax lawyer with a national law firm in Calgary where he acted for numerous large energy corporations and funds. In 2012, Kevin moved to Vancouver, and joined Kane Shannon & Weiler.
Kevin is married to his lovely wife Suzanne and he has three children, Julia, Danielle and Hayden. Kevin’s family loves spending time at their cabin on Salt Spring Island, BC.
Areas of Practice: Kevin’s practice is focused on corporate and individual business tax. His experience includes reorganizations of private business enterprises, estate planning, business and wealth succession planning, advising on international taxation, tax dispute resolutions and resource taxation (including renewable energy projects).
Kevin’s professional experience includes:
- Advising on the structuring of corporate/commercial transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestures, and reorganizations.
- Providing advise to small business owners on their corporate and personal tax planning matters including estate planning, succession planning and income splitting techniques.
- Advising donors, charitable organizations, public and private foundations and not-for-profit organizations regarding the tax implications of formation, registration and gifting strategies.
- Advising on the structuring and creation of mutual fund trusts and partnerships.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Canadian Tax Foundation, Member
- Kevin has written and presented on taxation matters at seminars and in various publications.
- University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada – 2002
- British Columbia, 2012
- Alberta, 2003
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