Tom is a partner with Pushor Mitchell LLP who serves a wide range of clients in the areas of tax appeals and planning, estate planning and trusts, incorporations and corporate reorganizations, and charities law and foundations.
Business owners, professionals, and high-income and high net-worth individuals are among the taxpayers who seek out Tom’s advice and guidance. He helps these clients create tailored solutions to avoid tax problems and minimize taxes, drawing upon both his extensive experience in tax planning and conducting income tax and GST appeals and his numerous dealings over many years with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Tom also advises family-owned businesses on matters relating to business succession, corporate reorganizations, trust planning, and tax minimization strategies, helping clients to protect their assets and to create tax planning strategies for the future. Tom also assists high income and high net worth individuals with tax-planned wills and trusts and advises clients with charitable giving. He has established many non-profit societies, registered charities and private foundations.
Tom has completed both a law degree from UBC and a Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University. He has also completed the three-year In-Depth Tax Program from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), as well as the Advanced CICA Corporate Reorganizations Course, the Wealth Preservation Course and the International Tax Course. He has authored numerous chapters and articles on tax, estate planning and company law and is a frequent presenter and seminar leader on topics relating to tax, trusts, estate planning.
A Kelowna resident since 1992, Tom is active in several professional and community initiatives. He has served as Director and Chair of the Central Okanagan Foundation, as President of the Kelowna Estate Planning Society, and as a director of the Okanagan Chapter of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE). He is also the elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia for the Okanagan District.
Away from the office, Tom enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and traveling with his family. Recently, he has been seen frequenting the local arenas honing his hockey skills.
For more information about the tax dispute services provided by Pushor Mitchell’s tax lawyers, or to learn more about the tax dispute process in Canada, please visit www.taxdisputehelp.ca.