Daniel Downie

Daniel Downie

Associate, Tax

Contact Information


tel: 403.355.7465



Bar Admission

Alberta, 2020


  • University of Alberta, J.D. (with Distinction)
  • University of Calgary, BHSc (Honours), First Class



Daniel maintains a diverse tax practice focused primarily on corporate income tax issues. Daniel has experience assisting clients with complex tax controversy matters at the audit and objection stages as well as those in litigation before the courts. Daniel has also assisted clients with advisory and transactional work, including internal reorganizations, corporate finance, and employee compensation matters.

Daniel joined Osler as a summer student in 2018 and completed his articles with the firm in 2019-2020 with a focus on tax law and litigation.

Daniel graduated from the J.D. program at the University of Alberta. While in law school, Daniel was a research assistant for the Health Law Institute and a Legal Research and Writing Fellow. He also participated in the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot and the Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot.

  • Xero

    Xero in its acquisition of TaxCycle

  • Corus Radio

    Corus Radio in its successful injunction motion over station-naming

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  • Taxation Law (South) Section Meeting, Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch

    Speaker, Legislative Update: Draft Tax Proposals, Calgary, March 3, 2022

  • Faculty of Law Mental Health and Wellness Committee, Chair (2017-2019)

  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • The Advocates’ Society