Among other things, Cris’s experience includes dealing with:

  • tax audits
  • objections
  • tax court appeals
  • federal court judicial reviews
  • voluntary disclosures
  • requests for taxpayer relief
  • CRA collections action
  • Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) taxation

He has also served as a Director of Objections & Appeals at Canada’s largest independent SR&ED consulting company where he was directly involved in disputing SR&ED tax claims at the objection and tax court stage.

Cris brings his excellent technical knowledge, dispute resolution skills, and in-depth understanding of tax law and policy to serve as an effectual advocate for individuals, businesses and corporations with tax problems.

Select client experience

  • working with CRA collections to alleviate collections proceedings against clients, such as seizures of property and bank related actions
  • representing clients in multiple appeals before the Tax Court of Canada
  • representing the test cases for one of Canada’s largest charitable donation tax shelters
  • working pro-bono on the case leading to the first decision to find that CRA owed taxpayers a duty of care

Of interest...

  • Cris co-founded a SR&ED consulting company and was directly involved in the SR&ED claim process, from preparation and submission to the audit and dispute resolution stages

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Education & qualifications

  • Juris Doctor, York University - Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Simon Fraser University
  • Parts I & II of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Program