Carman is the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of taxation and corporate law, with emphasis on compliance and dispute resolution with government agencies, and on corporate tax strategies, structures and governance of tax risk, particularly focusing on First Nations and cross border enterprises. Carman chaired Dentons' National Tax Practice group from 2002 to 2012.
Carman acts for Canadian and international companies advising on tax efficient structures and effective tax management. This includes advice to First Nations and in respect of structures with First Nation enterprises as well as advise in respect of cross-border investment into and from Canada, private and public transactions, structures and taxation issues, and including acquisitions, divestitures & reorganizations, transfer pricing and withholding taxes.
Assisting clients with audits, objections to the Canada Revenue Agency and appeals to Courts when required, Carman works to resolve tax related disputes at the earliest level. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada and extensively before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court Trial Division and Federal Court of Appeal, and all levels of court within Alberta, on matters relating to Income Tax, GST and other commodity taxes.
Carman is a member of the Board of private corporations as well as not for profit organizations, including Chair of the Edmonton Community Foundation and Chair Elect of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. He is a frequent speaker on tax matters. From 2001 to 2006, he was a Sessional Lecturer in Taxation for the Faculty of Law, University of Alberta. He has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 as "Lawyer of the Year" in Tax Law (Edmonton) and as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Tax Law in 2013, 2014 and 2015.