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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    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

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  • Absorb

    Absorb in its US$500 million acquisition by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

  • Loopio Inc.

    Loopio in its US$200 million strategic investment

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    Beanworks in its $104 million acquisition by Quadient

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    HYAS in its $20 million Series B financing round

  • Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

    Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in its $1.13 billion acquisition of People Corporation

  • Prophix Software

    Prophix Software in its investment by Hg

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell’s acquisition of Refresh Financial

  • ehsAI

    ehsAI in its acquisition by Intelex Technologies

  • Verafin

    Verafin in its US$2.75 billion acquisition by Nasdaq

  • Delta Electronics

    Delta Electronics in its acquisition of Trihedral Engineering Limited

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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.