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Dov  Begun

Dov Begun

Partner, Taxation

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.

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    Mobify in its acquisition by Salesforce

  • 7Geese

    7Geese in its acquisition by Paycor

  • Closing Folders

    Closing Folders in its acquisition by iManage

  • Coastal Genomics

    Coastal Genomics in its acquisition by Yourgene Health

  • Rubikloud

    Rubikloud in its US $60 million acquisition by Kinaxis

  • Cytapex Bioinformatics

    Cytapex Bioinformatics in its acquisition by Insightful Science

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple for Advisors in its acquisition by Purpose Advisor Solutions

  • Dessa

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  • Arrowroot Capital

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  • The Special Committee of Canfor Corp.

    The Special Committee of Canfor in Canfor’s arrangement agreement with Great Pacific Capital

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its business combination with Flutter Entertainment plc

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its $515 million venture funding - the largest venture funding deal in Canada’s history

  • Wealthsimple

    Wealthsimple in its acquisition of SimpleTax

  • Clio

    Clio in its record-setting US$250 million Series D equity financing from TCV and JMI

  • Karen HR Inc.

    Karen HR Inc. in its acquisition by Alexander Mann Solutions

  • Wave Financial

    Wave Financial in its $537 million proposed acquisition by H&R Block.

  • Sauce Labs

    Sauce Labs in its acquisition of Screener Technologies

  • Togetherwork Holdings

    Togetherwork in its acquisition of UnionWare

  • Georgian Partners

    Georgian Partners in its investment in Influitive

  • WealthBar

    WealthBar with respect to CI Financial’s acquisition of a majority stake in WealthBar

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  • RL Solutions

    RL Solutions in its acquisition by Datix

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    • Entertainment One Ltd. in connection with its £200 million Rights Issue.
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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.