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Jack Bernstein



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Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 1979

Jack Bernstein is the senior tax partner and chair of the firm's International Tax Practice. Jack is a member of the firm's Tax Group, Tax Litigation Group and Mining Group, as well as the Mergers & Acquisitions Team.


Jack is well known in international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, reorganizations, and financing. He is experienced in dealing with public and private corporations. He has also advised hedge funds, venture capital funds and real estate funds.

Special Designations

Listed in the prestigious Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Canadian tax lawyer

Recognized as a leader in Corporate Tax in three Who's Who Legal publications: Who's Who Legal Corporate Tax (One of the Most Highly Regarded Individuals), The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and Who's Who Legal: Canada

Noted in The Legal 500 Canada for his expertise in Tax

Chosen to appear in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers

Named to the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for earning the highest level of professional skill and integrity in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Received the highest rating for legal ability as well as an extremely high adherence to the professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates

Recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in Corporate Tax and Estate & Personal Tax Planning

Appeared in The Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in Corporate Tax

Appeared in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Tax

Listed in Lexpert's "Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining" Special Edition

Former Co-Chair of the Taxes Committee, International Bar Association

Former Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation

Member of the Council, International Fiscal Association (Canadian Branch)

Former Chair, Foreign Lawyers Forum - Taxation Section, American Bar Association (Recognized by the ABA, Section of Taxation, for distinguished service as Chair of the Foreign Lawyers Forum Committee)

MembershipsAmerican Bar Association
Canadian Tax Foundation
International Bar Association
International Fiscal Association (Canadian Branch)
Quebec Bar Association
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Canada)

Professional Activities

Jack is the author of four and editor of two CCH books. He is a regular contributor to Canadian Tax Highlights, a newsletter published by the Canadian Tax Foundation, a Canadian correspondent for Tax Notes International, a leading U.S. tax publication and the author of two newsletters - CCH's Tax Profile which is distributed nationally and Aird & Berlis LLP’s Taxline which is distributed internationally.

Jack has also written many articles for a number of other contemporary tax-related publications, including: The Canadian Tax Journal, CAmagazine, Tax Management International Journal, The Bulletin (a publication of the International Fiscal Association), The Journal of International Taxation, World Tax Report and Derivatives and Financial Instruments (IBFD).

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Admitted to the Quebec Bar
LL.B., McGill University, 1976
B.C.L., McGill University, 1975

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