Neil E. Bass

Aird & Berlis LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl
Toronto, ON M5J 2T9
Phone: (416) 865-3071
Fax: (416) 863-1515

Partner, Tax Group. Highly acclaimed in tax litigation and commodity taxation, including goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), provincial sales tax (PST) and international customs duties. Extensive experience in dealing with various taxation authorities and has represented clients before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, as well as before provincial courts. Significant experience in the real estate and development sector, financial services, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and cross-border transactions. Experienced in alternative dispute resolution and litigation. Served on the CBA/CICA Joint Legislation Review Committee that reviewed the draft legislation which amended the Canadian Excise Tax Act. Member of the CBA Commodity Tax Customs and Trade Section and the GST Leaders Forum, a group established by the LPA of the most prominent GST/HST accountants and lawyers from across Canada. Contributing editor of Federated Press' Sales Tax, Customs & Trade Journal published by Thomson Reuters Canada. Recognized as a leading tax controversy and commodity tax lawyer by prominent publishers, including International Tax Review, Best Lawyers, The Legal 500 and Lexpert®.

Year Called to the Bar:1990 (ON)
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