Josh Harnett

Josh Harnett


Josh Harnett
Contact Information

Josh Harnett


T 416.865.3257

F 416.865.6636



Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2009
York University, B.A. with Merit, 2006
Bar Admission

Ontario, 2010
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

For over 100 years, Gardiner Roberts has combined the benefits of a full-service law firm with the dexterity of a mid-sized one. Our focused, cross-disciplinary, one-team approach and commitment to understand your business joins our relevant expertise, immediacy and dedication to providing client-centric, hands-on service. 100% Canadian and fully independent, we offer a level of overall efficiency and cost-effectiveness that larger firms can't touch. Resisting "cookie-cutter" law, Gardiner Roberts has built its name - one rewarding client relationship at a time.

Executive Summary

Josh works primarily in the areas of tax and estate planning, advising entrepreneurs and families in connection with tax-efficient corporate reorganizations, trusts, and wealth and succession planning.  He also advises on a variety of domestic and international taxation matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financings.  Josh regularly advises non-Canadian businesses that are planning to enter the Canadian market.

Prior to joining Gardiner Roberts as an associate in 2012, Josh practiced in the taxation group in the Toronto office of a large national law firm.

Representative Work
  • Advises clients on the structuring and implementation of tax-efficient corporate reorganizations
  • Advises clients on matters of estate and succession planning, including the drafting of wills and designing plans that address the income and estate administration tax ramifications of the client’s objectives
  • Advises clients on the establishment of trusts and the income tax ramifications thereof

Professional Involvement
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners