B.A. Hons, J.D., LL.M. (Tax)
Leigh Somerville Taylor Professional Corporation (www.lstlaw.ca) is tax litigation counsel to the firm. Leigh has extensive experience and success in tax litigation before both the federal and provincial courts. Working closely with clients and accountants, Leigh believes in a client-focused approach to resolving tax disputes and achieving tax and business goals.
Leigh helps both private corporations and individuals involved in tax disputes with the federal and provincial revenue authorities. She represents taxpayers in civil, criminal and quasi-criminal courts in Ontario, including the Tax Court, Federal Courts, Ontario Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to litigation, Leigh assists clients in federal and provincial audits and objections, in negotiations of collections arrangements and in applications for relief from interest and penalties.
Leigh has been resolving tax disputes with the revenue authorities and serving her clients by strategizing and implementing tax and estate plans since 2001. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Trinity College and Osgoode Hall Law School and has completed her Masters in Tax Law at Osgoode Hall Law School’s Professional Development Program.
As a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Advocates Society, Canadian Bar Association and Canadian Tax Foundation, Leigh incorporates the most current tax strategies and opportunities into her practice. As a former director of the Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs, she is sensitive to the needs of Canadian businesses and individuals and recognizes the important role taxes play in her clients’ continued success.