Vern Krishna is Tax Counsel at TaxChambers LLP and Professor of Common Law at the University of Ottawa. Professor Krishna is a national expert in the area of tax, the author of over fifteen texts in tax, international tax, business law, numerous articles and case comments. His work is often cited by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Professor Krishna's practice is comprised of tax litigation and dispute resolution, international tax, tax planning and wealth management. He acts as counsel in income tax matters, representing corporate and individual clients with the Canada Revenue Agency, administrative appeals and negotiations. In addition, Professor Krishna has significant experience litigating at the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
As one of Canada’s leading legal tax scholars, Professor Krishna has made remarkable contributions to the legal profession. He is a member of the Order of Canada and Queen’s Counsel, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Governor General’s 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Certified General Accountants of Canada.
Professor Krishna has been a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1991 and served as its elected head (Treasurer) from 2001 to 2003.