John Sorensen is the leader of Gowling WLG Canada's national Tax Group and a member of the firm’s conflicts committee.
He has been ranked by the Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of taxation law and as one of the leading tax controversy professionals in Canada by International Tax Review.A partner based in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, John provides prudent advice and expeditious, cost-effective solutions to tax problems. He is a leading expert on rectification and rescission order applications and voluntary disclosures, with extensive experience resolving income tax and GST/HST disputes at the audit and appeal stages, as well as before the Courts. He also acts on behalf of tax practitioners who are alleged to have provided mistaken tax advice. John is past chair of the Ontario Bar Association Tax Section Executive.
He has spoken and written on tax dispute resolution topics for the Canadian Tax Foundation's national and regional conferences, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Association of Business Economics and the C.D. Howe Institute. He also serves on the editorial boards of Thomson Reuters' Tax Litigation Journal and the Canadian Institute Tax Controversies and Disputes Newsletter.