Gowlings attracts top tax talent

16 January 2015

Gowlings is delighted to welcome leading lawyer Paul Carenza as a tax partner in its Toronto office, and member of its Tax Practice Group.

Focused on domestic and cross-border corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, and financings, Carenza works with a range of Canadian and international clients in both the private and public sectors. He joins Gowlings from another large Canadian law firm.

"Paul is a highly skilled tax professional who delivers creative solutions to meet the business needs of his clients," said Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings chair and CEO. "His particular expertise in executive compensation matters, including plan design and drafting, adds further depth to Gowlings' award-winning practice. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm."

Carenza has a reputation of success in acting for clients in disputes with tax authorities, and frequently assists in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. He has extensive experience advising on the GST/HST implications of commercial transactions, as well as drafting tax disclosure for offering documents.

Fluent in both English and French, Carenza is a regular writer, speaker and panellist at various conferences covering a range of tax-related matters.

As the sole Canadian member of Taxand, an award-winning global tax organization that provides integrated, high-quality advice across nearly 50 countries, the Gowlings Tax Practice Group delivers expert advice to Canadian and multinational clients, with leading practices in income tax, international tax planning, transfer pricing, Aboriginal tax, executive compensation, indirect tax and customs, and tax dispute resolution.

Gowlings is a leading international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.

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