John A. Sorensen
John Sorensen is co-head of the Business Law Department in the Toronto office, a member of the Toronto office management committee, and co-leader of the Firm's Tax Dispute Resolution Group. He has been ranked by Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, International Tax Review, Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation, and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
A partner based in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, John provides prudent advice and expeditious, cost-effective solutions to tax problems. He has extensive experience resolving income tax and GST/HST disputes at the audit and appeal stages, as well as before the courts. His practice also includes voluntary disclosure, taxpayer relief, rectification, rescission, and remission order applications.
John frequently speaks and writes on tax dispute resolution topics, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation, Tax Executives Institute and the International Fiscal Association. He is a co-editor and contributing author to Taxation of Private Corporations and Their Shareholders, 5th ed. (CTF, 2020) and Tax Disputes in Canada: the Path Forward (CTF, 2022). John is on the board of governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the chair of the Advocates' Society tax litigation section, and a member of the board of directors of the Advocates' Society. He is also a faculty member in the Osgoode Hall LL.M. (tax) program.