Brian Dennehy CPA (IL), JD, LL.M, Barrister & Solicitor

Dennehy Tax Law, Calgary, AB

Chicago native and U.S. citizen working in Canada. Licensed to practice law in the U.S. and in Canada. Big-4 public accounting experience. Cross-border taxation issues for multinational companies and individuals, international corporate reorganizations, OVDI, tax controversy, corporate reorganization recommendations, mergers & acquisitions, loss utilization strategies, HNWI planning, hybrid debt-equity instruments, overall foreign losses, international boycott income, LOB provisions, reorganizations (A, B, C, D, E, and F).

Rebecca Frederick

Frederick & Company Ltd., Sherwood Park, AB

Rebecca Frederick is a Licensed Insolvency Trustee that’s been working in insolvency for over fifteen years. Motivated by her desire to help clients overcome their financial difficulties within a supportive, education-based process, she started Frederick & Company Ltd. At Frederick & Company Ltd. we help people move from financial distress to financial success by explaining their options clearest terms possible people's options and empowering them to make informed decisions about their financial futures.

Paul K. Grower BA (Hons), LLB

Fillmore Riley LLP, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Paul is a tax partner with Fillmore Riley LLP in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has been practicing law since 2002 and has a focus on tax disputes (audits, objections, appeals, rectification/rescission, etc.) and commercial litigation. He has appeared before the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and Court of Appeal, as well as the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

Jeremy J. Herbert MBA, LL.B

Felesky Flynn LLP, Edmonton, AB

Jeremy’s practice covers a broad spectrum of taxation law matters including corporate and personal tax planning and GST/HST matters. Jeremy graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a combined LL.B/MBA degree, receiving a number of awards including the Stikeman Elliott – Carswell National Tax Award and the ScotiaMcLeod Graduate Student Scholarship. Following graduation Jeremy completed a clerkship at the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to joining Felesky Flynn in 2007, Jeremy was employed with a leading national law firm in Calgary.

Manu Kakkar BSc.(Hons), MTax, TEP, CPA, CA

Manu Kakkar CPA Inc., Montreal, QC

Manu has over 15 years of experience working in public practice with both mid-size and large, multi- national, CA firms. Manu provides specialized services in tax consulting and compliance. He has an unparalleled expertise in corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, estate planning, employee and executive compensation, cross-border taxation, and SR&ED tax credits. In addition, he also does personal and corporate tax planning for owner/managers.

Jason Kwiatkowski CPA,CA, CBV, ASA, CEPA

Valuation Support Partners Ltd., Markham, ON

Jason is a co-founder and the President at Valuation Support Partners Ltd., a professional services firm specializing in providing the business and legal communities with business valuation, litigation support and exit planning advisory services.

John Mill LL.M.

Toronto, ON

John Mill LL.M. has been practicing as corporate and tax lawyer for 27 years. Prior to attending law school he started a few small businesses. His passion for business and strategy lead him the field of business succession.

Brody Thomson CPA, CA

One of Canada’s youngest and brightest small business and agriculture tax advisors, Brody is a founding and managing partner of Thomson Group Professional Corporation.  Since inception of the firm, Brody has provided consulting on over $2 billion dollars in business sales for small to mid-sized businesses and individuals.  The firm generally has over 100 tax consulting engagements occurring at any one time.