Founded in 1993, TaxMentor has been providing monthly insights into the tax news affecting Owner-Managers for 10 years now. Headed up by Editor-in-Chief and the Principal of TaxMentor, Bill Cooper, TaxMentor brings a unique insight into tax matters that only a Tax Lawyer who is also an Accountant can deliver.
Editor in Chief
William (Bill) Cooper, CGA, LLB
With almost 40 years of tax and financial experience starting as a financial analyst and controller with a multi-national forest products company and the last 30 of those years as a tax lawyer, Bill has worked on a wide array of tax driven business problems ranging from estate plans for the owner/manager to large multi-national cross-border corporate restructurings. Bill has also been a tax lecturer at the University level as well as working as an advisor at the most senior levels of Canada Revenue Agency and the Department of Finance in Ottawa. For more information see the Boughton Law Corporation website where Bill is associate tax counsel and the co-founder of Meritas Canada Tax, an affiliation of some 30 tax and estates lawyers practicing from coast-to-coast - a great resource including some of the brightest tax minds in the country that meet monthly to share their tax knowledge.
Associate Editors and Monthly Webinar Leaders
Deborah E. Graystone, BSc, TEP, CGA
Deborah is a tax partner in the Vancouver office of BDO, one of the world's largest international accounting firms. Deborah has over 20 years of public practice experience in personal, corporate and estate taxation. Her focus includes corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, structuring real estate development projects, partnership issues, and business succession. She is also a frequent lecturer and author on complex taxation matters for the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada and its provincial affiliates, as well as the University of British Columbia. Most importantly, as one of the leaders in BDO Canada's National Tax Group, Deborah brings a wealth of tax information and insight to our monthly Webinars that only someone with access to a National Tax Group of a major Audit Firm can offer. See the BDO website for further details.
Moon Mah, CGA, LLB
As both a lawyer and a CGA, Moon has the training necessary to assist business owners with respect to all of their tax planning and tax appeal needs. Prior to his legal career, Moon worked in the audit division of Canada Revenue Agency. While practicing tax and business law at one of Winnipeg’s leading law firms, Moon also taught taxation at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. To reach Moon Mah directly e-mail email@example.com.
SHEILA LEIGH, Paralegal & TaxMentor Coordinator
Sheila is a senior paralegal with over 22 years in corporate law and the last 13 years specializing in tax and estates. Currently with Boughton Law Corporation's Tax Department she has also acted as Coordinator for TaxMentor for the past seven years.