Taylor Cao

Taylor Cao

Associate, Taxation

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.4211



Bar Admission

New York, 2018

Ontario, 2017


  • University of Toronto, J.D. (Bronze Medalist)
  • University of Waterloo, M.Acc.
  • University of Waterloo, B.Sc.


English, Mandarin

Taylor’s practice includes all areas of corporate income tax planning, with a particular emphasis on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate finance, and international tax issues. Taylor also assists in the resolution of tax disputes related to such issues.

Taylor joined Osler as a summer student in 2015 and completed his articles with the firm in 2016-2017. During his articling term, Taylor was seconded to Osler’s New York office, where he gained experience in the U.S. federal income tax aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and project financings.

Taylor graduated with distinction from the J.D. program at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, Taylor attended the University of Waterloo, where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology/Chartered Accountancy and a Master of Accounting. Taylor is also an accomplished classical pianist, and he enjoys performing both as a soloist and as part of chamber music groups.

  • James B. Milner Bronze Medal (2016)
  • McCarthy Tétrault Prize for Academic Excellence in second year (2015)
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Corporate Taxation (2015)
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Business Organizations (2015)
  • Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence (2015)
  • McRuer Scholarship in Administrative Law (2014)

  • Tax Advocacy Project, Pro Bono Students Canada (2014-2015)
  • Health Boards Headnotes and Clerking Project, Pro Bono Students Canada (2013-2014)

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Law Society of Ontario

  • “Calculation of Cost and Paid-up Capital in Specific Scenarios”, XVI(1) Corporate Structures and Groups (Federated Press) 2-5 (2020) (Co-authored with Firoz Ahmed).

  • “Univar and Subsection 212.1(4): The Significant Impact of a Subsequent Legislative Amendment on the Application of the GAAR”, XX(2) Corporate Finance (Federated Press) 2-10 (2016) (Co-authored with Monica Biringer).