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 Alan Kenigsberg - Cross-border tax lawyer

Alan Kenigsberg

Partner, Tax

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6659



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2001


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

University of Toronto, B.A. (Hons)


Alan is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group. His practice focuses on planning and advising clients with respect to commodity taxation (including Goods and Services Tax, Harmonized Sales Tax and provincial sales taxes), customs, import/export controls, excise taxes, fuel taxes, cross-border taxation issues and transfer pricing. In addition to tax planning and advising clients on starting businesses and carrying on business in Canada, Alan’s practice encompasses tax dispute resolution, negotiating voluntary disclosures for clients (sales tax, customs and export controls), obtaining export permits, providing client training seminars on sales tax issues, customs issues, and export controls and compliance, and conducting customs and North America Free Trade Agreement compliance audits.

  • Regis Corporation

    Regis Corporation in connection with its sale and subsequent franchise of substantially all of its mall-based salons in Canada.

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in the sale of its interest in the Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership, as well as the majority of its western Canada Deep Basin gas assets, to Cenovus for total proceeds of C $17.7 billion.

  • Find More


  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017-2018: Most Frequently Recommended, Commodity Tax/Customs.
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2017-2018: Most Frequently Recommended, Commodity Tax/Customs.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2015-2016: Consistently Recommended, Commodity Tax/Customs.
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, 2017: Commodity Tax/Customs.

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2017: Recommended Lawyer, Tax Law.

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016-2019: Tax Law.

International Tax Review

  • International Tax Review: Indirect Tax Leaders, 2015-2018: Leading Advisor in Canada.

GST Leaders Forum

  • GST Leaders Forum (by invitation only).

  • Chair, Canadian Bar Association: National Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section
  • Executive Committee, American Bar Association: State and Local Tax Section, and Chair of its Foreign Lawyers’ Committee
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association: CRA Liaison Committee