Christine Perry Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2006 - New York

Year of Call: 2002 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-369-4580

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: christine.perry@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto


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Christine Perry

Christine Perry is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office.

Christine's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border tax and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, including will and trust planning, asset protection, insurance planning, estate administration, and tax dispute resolution.

She has rich experience in immigration and emigration tax planning, as well as with matters involving foreign ownership of Canadian and US property.

Christine was the recipient of the 2012 Widdifield Award for excellence in legal writing in the area of trusts and estates law. She has written several articles featured in the National Post, Investment Executive and Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal. She has also appeared as a guest speaker on the CBC Radio program The Current.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
       2012
      Recipient of the Widdifield Award for excellence in legal writing in the area of trusts and estates law
  • 2009

    • Education
       2009
      University of Miami, Masters of Law in Taxation
  • 2006

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2006
      Year of Call, New York
  • 2002

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2002
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1999

    • Education
       1999
      McGill University, Bachelor of Laws
  • 1996

    • Education
       1996
      Michigan State University, BA

Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Tax and Estate Planning sections of the American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaker: Federated Press, “3rd Cross Border Personal Tax Planning Course,” May 14, 2014.

Speaker: Ontario Bar Association, “The Tax Consequences of U.S. Citizens Living and Working in Canada," May 5, 2014.

Speaker: Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP), “Down to Brass Tacks: Nailing FATCA, 8938, and FBAR Reporting for Trusts," Nov. 5, 2013.

Speaker: CFA Society Toronto, “Americans Among Us! U.S. Issue Identification Workshop," Oct. 29, 2013.

Speaker: Ontario Bar Association, “A Practical Guide to Tax Considerations," Oct. 24, 2012.

Publications, News & Media

“Tax Amnesty for Americans Living Abroad,” Investment Executive, June 27, 2012

“Cross-Border Beneficiary Distributions: A Short History of Nearly Everything Tax,” Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal (Vol. 30), 2011.

“The Long Reach of the US Tax Man,” Investment Executive, Oct. 15, 2011.

Guest on “The Current” with Anne Marie Tremonte (CBC Radio): Insurance and US Tax Law, Sept. 8, 2011.

“The Ultimate Pledge of Disallegiance,” National Post, Sept. 2, 2011.

“American Among Us,” National Post, July 30, 2011.