Stephen S. Ruby
Senior Tax Partner

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3J7
Phone: (416) 863-5515
Fax: (416) 863-0871

Stephen’s practice encompasses a broad range of corporate taxation matters, including corporate acquisitions and reorganizations, financings, international tax and tax litigation. He regularly advises Canada-based multinationals on outbound investments and foreign enterprises on inbound Canadian investments. Stephen has consulted with the Canadian government on tax policy and legislation, and is a former special adviser to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Tax Policy, and Legislation Branch of the Department of Finance. An experienced tax litigator, Stephen has appeared before all levels of court in Canada, including the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a member of the Council of the International Fiscal Association (Canadian branch), past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, past chair of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the CBA and CPA and past chair of the CBA’s Tax Subsection. He received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his contributions to Canadian tax law. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; ITR's Tax Controversy Leaders; Canadian Who’s Who; The Best Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; Expert Guides’ Best of the Best as one of the world’s top 30 tax lawyers.

Year Called to the Bar:1973 (ON)
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