Monica is Co-Chair of Osler’s National Tax Group (alongside with Patrick Marley). Her practice includes all aspects of corporate income tax with an emphasis on tax controversy.
Monica has extensive experience in cross-border mergers, inbound corporate ﬁnancing and acquisitions, leasing as a form of ﬁnancing and ﬁnancial restructuring. At present, Monica’s practice focus is on tax litigation matters. Monica was co-counsel on the ﬁrst case involving the general anti- avoidance rule to reach the Supreme Court of Canada and the first case under the provincial general anti-avoidance rule in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Monica is an author and speaker at conferences on various Canadian tax matters, and is a past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, has taught at the Bar Admission Course and is on the editorial board for the Federated Press, a Corporate Finance periodical. Prior to joining Osler, she worked in the International Tax Oﬃce of Chuo Coopers & Lybrand in Tokyo.
Monica is continuously ranked as a leader in tax law by International Tax Review, Lexpert Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Global and Women in Business Law.
Monica was recognized as "Tax Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year" by the 2020 Euromoney LMG Americas Women in Business Law Awards, received the 2018 H.J Crawford Award in recognition for her volunteer support of University of Toronto Schools (UTS) over the course of four decades, including capital campaign leadership, and was also a 2017 Lexpert Zenith Award recipient for her exceptional leadership skills and accomplishments in supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession.