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David P. Stevens
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 1982 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

David P. Stevens

David Stevens is partner in the business law department in the Gowling WLG Toronto office. David is a tax lawyer, focussing on corporate and international tax planning, personal and private company tax planning, trust taxation, charities and not-for-profits, and mining.

David's clients include high net worth individuals and their families, registered charities, not-for-profit organizations, and trust companies. David advises clients on business succession planning, estate planning and estate administration, family trusts, reorganizations and mergers, offshore planning, private foundations, charities compliance, and  outbound and inbound international tax planning.

 


November2015

Expert Guides: Trusts and Estates

October2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

Featured insights & resources

STEP Canada CRA Roundtable, June 13, 2017

Multiple Authors

Articles June 15, 2017

Tea, maple syrup and taxes

David P. Stevens, Carl P. Deeprose

Articles June 13, 2017

Tension and trends in tax-driven rectification: Graymar Equipment (2008) Inc and Fairmont Hotels Inc

David P. Stevens, Stevan Novoselac

Articles July 1, 2015

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2015

November 2015

Expert Guides: Trusts and Estates

2015

October 2015

Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining , 2015-2016

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2014

July 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

July 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013

1982

1982

Year of Call, Ontario

Cambridge University, LLB

Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Trusts and Estates Practitioners 2011

Université de Montreal, LLB and DDN

University of Western Ontario, BA

University of Western Ontario, LLB

David Stevens
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David Stevens

David Stevens is partner in the business law department in the Gowling WLG Toronto office...

David Stevens
Featured insights & resources

STEP Canada CRA Roundtable, June 13, 2017

Multiple Authors

Article June 15, 2017

Memberships

Insights & Resources

STEP Canada CRA Roundtable, June 13, 2017

Multiple Authors

Article June 15, 2017

Tea, maple syrup and taxes

David P. Stevens, Carl P. Deeprose

Article June 13, 2017

Budget 2017: No game-changers in holding-pattern budget

Multiple Authors

Article March 23, 2017

Federal Budget 2016 — Incremental, not fundamental tax changes

Multiple Authors

Article March 23, 2016

Tension and trends in tax-driven rectification: Graymar Equipment (2008) Inc and Fairmont Hotels Inc

David P. Stevens, Stevan Novoselac

Article July 1, 2015

David Stevens
Profile highlights

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David Stevens

David Stevens is partner in the business law department in the Gowling WLG Toronto office...

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EXTERNAL PUBLICATIONS &
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

David has appeared on panels and lectured to many organizations. His most recent presentations include:

  • “Personal and Tax Planning Upon Entering a Jurisdiction” - 18th Annual International Trust & Tax Planning Summit (Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.A.) (October 30 - November 1, 2006)
  • “Building the Foundation for a Harmonious Society: A Canada-China Collaborative Study on the Legislation of China Charity Enhancement Law” - International Symposium on Charity Development, (UBC) (July 5-7, 2006)
  • “Update on Vicarious Liability in the Charity Sector” - CBA 4th National Symposium on Charity Law, (May 11, 2006)
  • “Charity Law Update” - LSUC Six-Minute Estates Lawyer (March 22, 2006)
  • “The Liability of Trustees under Trust Law” - Canadian Institute's Income Trusts 5th National Summit (January 23-24, 2006)
  • “The Mysteries of the New Disbursement Quota Rules Revealed” - OBA Charity and Not-for-Profit Section (September 22, 2005)
  • “Advancing Religion: A Commentary on the Law's Approach to understanding religion as a Charitable Good” - Third National Symposium on Charity Law (CBA) (May 6, 2005)
  • “Current Developments in Charity Law: Proposed Amendments to Income Tax Act, changes in CRA administrative policy, case law and other legislative developments”, LSUC Six-Minute Lawyer Conference (February 8, 2005).

David has also written papers and articles for various publications. To date, his list of publications includes:

  • “Vicarious Liability in the Charity Sector” - Canadian Business Law Journal (2005)
  • “Update on Charity Taxation” - Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference Report (2001)
  • “Knowing Assistance and Knowing Receipt in the Supreme Court of Canada” - Banking and Finance Law Review (1999)
  • “What's Wrong with Restitution” - Alberta Law Review (1999)
  • “The Trust” - Chris Gray, ed., The Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (1999)
  • “The Regulation of Takeovers and the Idea of the Corporation” - Meredith Memorial Lectures (1994/95)
  • “The Canada - U.S. Free Trade Agreement, Part I & II” - Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales (1989).

Speaking Engagements

Cross-border M&A: Canada is open for business

Events January 29, 2015

Client Work

Novera Therapeutics announces collaboration with Johnson & Johnson on drug discovery and development for haematological cancers with milestone payments of up to $450 m...

Client Work October 14, 2015

State Farm sells Canadian insurance operations to Desjardins Group in cross-border transaction

Client Work January 1, 2015

David Stevens
Profile highlights

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David Stevens

David Stevens is partner in the business law department in the Gowling WLG Toronto office...

David Stevens
Featured insights & resources

STEP Canada CRA Roundtable, June 13, 2017

Multiple Authors

Article June 15, 2017

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