Mark’s practice is broad based, focusing on domestic and international tax-planning and dispute resolution. Mark actively advises on cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, spin-offs and financings. Mark has extensive experience in advising Canadian and foreign multi-national corporations, private equity funds, venture capital funds and privately owned businesses. He also advises individuals and private family enterprises on succession and estate planning.
Mark is a dedicated editor, writer, lecturer and speaker on tax matters, covering diverse topics such as the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and estate planning. His articles have been referred to and cited by judges of the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.
In November 2012, Mark was awarded the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award 2012, conferred by the Canadian Tax Foundation for his article “Subsection 55(2): Then and Now” published in the Annual Canadian Tax Foundation Conference Report 2011, 12:1-35.
Mark was mandated by the Department of Justice to study and report on the concept of "beneficial ownership" in the Income Tax Act in the context of the Harmonization Project.
Mark is on the board of governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He also serves on numerous committees for various charitable organizations.