Dov  Begun

Dov Begun

Partner, Tax

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6571



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1994


  • University of Ottawa, LL.B., magna cum laude
  • Concordia University, B.Comm.



Dov specializes in the areas of the taxation of employee and executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations, and the taxation of emerging companies and high-technology transactions. He also advises multinational clients investing in and carrying on business in Canada. Dov is a frequent lecturer on matters relating to executive compensation, stock options and related phantom and stock-based incentive plans. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Tax Foundation. He received his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 1992, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 1994.

  • MoonPay

    MoonPay in its acquisition of Nightshift

  • Winterlight Labs

    Winterlight Labs in its £7.0 million business combination with Cambridge Cognition Holdings plc

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • Ratehub Inc.

    Ratehub in its investment by Novacap

  • FreshWorks Studios

    FreshWorks Studio in its acquisition by EY

  • Nudge Corporation

    Nudge in its acquisition by Axonify

  • Reamined Systems Inc.

    Reamined in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation

  • AcordPay

    AcordPay in its acquisition by InsurePay

  • Assembly Digital

    Assembly Digital in its acquisition by St. Joseph Communications

  • Angus Systems

    Angus Systems in its acquisition by MRI Software

  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management

    Goldman Sachs Asset Management in its US$250 million investment in Hydrostor

  • Agilysys

    Agilysys in its US$25 million acquisition of ResortSuite

  • Security Compass Technologies

    Security Compass Technologies in the sale of its consulting business to Kroll

  • Domain7 Solutions

    Domain7 Solutions in connection with Civil Space’s acquisition by Zencity

  • Symplicity Corporation

    Symplicity in its acquisition of Orbis Communications

  • Kira Talent

    Kira Talent in its majority stake investment by ETS

  • Affinio

    Affinio in its acquisition by NowVertical

  • Properly

    Properly in its commercial agreement with the Property Brothers

  • InvestX Capital

    Jefferies Financial Group and Virtu Financial in their Series A investment in InvestX Capital

  • Clio

    Clio in its acquisition of Lawyaw

  • Hootsuite

    Hootsuite in its $60 million acquisition of Heyday

  • theScore

    The Levy Family in theScore’s US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming

  • BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures

    BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures in Spark RE Technologies’ US$5 million Series A investment round

  • Foodee

    Foodee in its acquisition by Sodexo

  • Clio

    Clio in its US$110 million Series E financing led by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. with participation by OMERS Growth Equity

    • Entertainment One Ltd. in connection with its £200 million Rights Issue.
    • Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation in its $12.4 billion acquisition by Loblaw Companies Limited, the largest Canadian M&A matter of the year.
    • Tim Hortons Inc. in its $12.5-billion merger with Burger King.
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  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Taxation Committee

  • Recent Canadian Stock Option Proposals: A Comparison to the U.S. Rules Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement XXVIII No 1. (co-authored with Lynne Lacoursiere)
  • Canadian Tax Considerations for Equity Based Incentive Plans, Law Society of Upper Canada Program: 6th Annual Business Law Summit, May 2016.
  • Wine, Appies and tech, Equity Compensation Plans, Deloitte & Osler, December 2015.
  • Deal Structures Overview: How, Why and When you use Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Osgoode Hall, November 2015 (co-authored with Victoria Graham)
  • Foreign employers sending Non-Canadian-Resident employees to work on short-term projects may benefit from proposed changes introduced in the 2015 Federal Budget and clarified on July 31, 2015 (paper), Tax Management International Journal, October 2015.
  • Tax Effective Stock-based Compensation, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, September 2015.
  • Canada-U.S. Investment: Canadian Tax Perspective (paper), Federated Press.
  • Cross Border Employment Issues for Employers and Employees in Canada – Regulation 102, 105 and related issues, Tax Executives, Inc., March 2015 (co-authored with Lorna Sinclair, Deloitte LP).
  • Deferred Compensation, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, September 2014.
  • Exchangeable Shares, Taxation of Corporate Reorganization Conference, January 2012.
  • Tax Structuring, to add Value to the Transaction, Canadian M&A Summit, Federated Press, September 2010.