If we told you we knew an interesting tax lawyer, would you believe us? Us neither, until we met Peter. The consummate triple threat, Peter’s education and work experience gives him important insight into tax matters. Before becoming a lawyer, he qualified as a chartered accountant and worked as a senior tax auditor at CRA, where he audited companies with up to $1 billion in revenue. He has been practicing tax as an accountant and lawyer for over 15 years. He also plays a mean game of squash. Peter’s practice focuses on troubleshooting tax problems, with a particular emphasis on CRA audits, objections, and Tax Court appeals. He also helps clients with tax planning and structuring and provides legal advice and opinions on income tax and GST/HST issues. Peter has extensive experience representing and counselling clients in tax controversy matters. Drawing on his experience as a CRA tax auditor, CPA CA, and lawyer, Peter has achieved significant tax savings for his clients in numerous tax matters at various levels of the tax administration process from tax audits to tax court appeals. He has also advised clients and their accountants during tax audits and appeals, and has assisted with voluntary disclosures and other tax dispute resolution matters. Boring? Sounds pretty remarkable to us and our clients think so too.


  • Tax court appeals (informal and general procedures)
  • Objections to CRA Appeals Division
  • CRA tax audits
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Tax & estate planning and implementation
  • Income tax, GST/HST & land transfer tax
  • Domestic & international tax issues

Recognition & Results

  • Success in Bolton Steel Tube Co, v. The Queen featured in The Bottom Line, a business periodical for accounting and financial professionals (September 2014)
  • Tax Litigator of the Year for 2015 by Corporate Livewire
  • Tax savings of $23M in 2014 and $10M in 2017 in tax controversy cases


  • CRA & Tax Professionals Group, Toronto Center Tax Services Office
  • STEP Canada, Trust & Estate Practitioner (TEP)
  • Advocates Society, Member
  • CPA Ontario, Member
  • CPA Canada, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA), Member
  • Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF), Member




Vera Pinto
416.364.6211 Ext. 283

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