Vitaly specializes in providing sophisticated tax advice. He practises exclusively in the area of Canadian federal income taxation and tax planning, with an emphasis on international and domestic reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and personal tax planning for Canadian and foreign-based corporations and individuals. In particular, Vitaly has experience advising clients on tax-effective domestic and cross-border financing, the taxation of U.S. citizens and green card holders in Canada, and the taxation of trusts and estates. He has also taught international taxation as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Vitaly attended Queen’s University Faculty of Law where he was granted a Newton Rowell Scholarship and received a National Tax Award. After articling at a leading Canadian law firm, he studied taxation as a Gerald Wallace Scholar at New York University School of Law where he earned his LL.M. and served as an editor of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.
A prolific publisher, Vitaly has written more than 20 articles on Canadian and international taxation and corporate and commercial law. He is also the principal author and Canadian editor of the Tax Advisor’s Guide to the Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty – a leading treatise on international taxation. Vitaly is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops, was actively involved in the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
- Tax and Estate Planning
- Corporate Income Taxation, and Private Client
- Taxation of Cross-Border Transactions and Reorganizations
Articles and Presentations
- Co-Author of the The Tax Advisor’s Guide to the Canada – U.S. Tax Treaty, Thomson Reuters