LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School
B.A. University of British Columbia
Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Canadian Tax Foundation, International Fiscal Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Quebec Order of Certified Public Accountants
Called to the Ontario Bar 1975
Richard practises exclusively in the area of taxation with primary emphasis on the taxation of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance, both for public and private corporations. In addition, Richard is a regular advisor to individuals and private enterprises with respect to estate planning matters and to the intergenerational transfer of an operating business. He has represented domestic and international corporations, and he has extensive experience representing mining and oil and gas corporations, private equity and venture capital groups.
Richard is also a certified public accountant and is able to use his accounting knowledge to provide insight into financial matters of clients.
Richard has written extensively on various income tax matters and has spoken frequently at numerous tax-related conferences and seminars, including those of the Canadian Tax Foundation and those sponsored by professional conference organizations. He has previously lectured on behalf of the Canadian Institute of chartered Accountants as well as the graduate Diploma in Taxation program at McGill University. Richard has lectured at the Canadian Bar Association Tax Law for Lawyers Program since its inception. He is a contributing editor to International Tax, published by CCH and he is the Canadian editor of the Center for International Legal Studies’ (CILS) Carrying on Business in Canada.