Taylor Cao

Taylor Cao

Associate, Tax

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 has also completed the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers and CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course.

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.

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Tax Law
  • 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)

  • American Bar Association – Taxation Section
  • ​Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • International Fiscal Association

  • “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).