Joanne specializes in tax litigation and dispute resolution. She routinely represents clients before various courts including the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal in respect of disputes with the Canadian tax authorities. Joanne has experience in tax issues including the GAAR and tax avoidance, resource taxation, scientiﬁc research & experimental development (SR&ED) credits, transfer pricing, employee compensation matters, and a range of administrative and procedural matters speciﬁc to the tax context.
Joanne also specializes in advisory work and planning on the income tax aspects of transactions entered into by corporations, partnerships and trusts, including internal reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound investment and ﬁnancing, and natural resource taxation.
Joanne has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, on the Canadian Tax Foundation - Young Practitioners' Steering Committee (Calgary) and is Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s Taxation Specialists (South). Joanne is currently an advising lawyer for the Tax Court Assistance Program run through Student Legal Assistance at the University of Calgary.