Adam practices complex, high-stakes commercial and corporate litigation for significant Canadian and global companies. He devotes half of his practice to tax disputes, and regularly represents taxpayers in proceedings dealing with issues such as interest deductibility, tax avoidance, income versus capital characterization, international tax, land transfer tax, and various issues relating to complex financial instruments.
Whether the matter is a tax controversy, class action, insolvency or commercial case, Adam is a quick study. He masters the finer details of his clients’ businesses, and uses that knowledge to win their cases on their terms, be it in court or by way of carefully crafted settlement. Companies value Adam’s candor, financial acuity, real-time responsiveness, strategic counsel and drive to accomplish their litigation goals.
Adam is a member of Osler’s National Litigation Department and its tax, commercial, private equity, insolvency, arbitration and product liability teams. Some of Adam’s recent non-confidential mandates include defending Maple Leaf Foods in a proposed competition class action; defending Imperial Tobacco in product liability and provincial health care recoupment cases across the country; representing investors in Tax Court in an appeal arising from their participation in a charitable donation program; successfully representing an affiliate of Precision Drilling in an appeal relating to Ontario’s general anti-avoidance rule; successfully representing Jazz Aviation in a cost benchmarking arbitration against Air Canada; and acting for the former directors and officers of Nortel in connection with Nortel’s global insolvency proceedings.