AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Joseph is the Co-Managing Partner at SIMPSONWIGLE LAW and specializes in tax law for most business sectors. His clients roster includes many private owner-managed businesses. Other lawyers, accountants and professional advisors routinely refer highly complex and sensitive tax matters to him. Joseph is respected, and enjoys an excellent reputation with the courts, other professionals and his clients as one of the leading tax law lawyers in the Region.

Joseph's tax practice includes the following services:

  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Tax opinions and Advance Rulings
  • Income Tax Appeals and Dispute Resolution with Canada Revenue Agency
  • Personal Tax Planning
  • Tax Issues in Estate Planning
  • International Tax Planning
  • Owner Manager Planning
  • Pre Sale Tax Planning
  • Cross-border taxation

A DOWN-TO-EARTH APPROACH

"I’m a direct, straight-forward communicator. If my client isn’t going to be successful in a dispute, I tell them so. This is particularly relevant for the SME sector; nobody has any time or money to waste. Getting to the point, making business decisions quickly and efficiently is how I serve my clients best.”

WHAT SETS JOSEPH APART

"My experience and practical, pragmatic qualities are a good fit for this kind of work. I’m not just a lawyer for my clients – I’m a trusted advisor.”

THE BEST PART OF THE JOB

“Doing a good job for my client; providing an effective, efficient plan on a consistent basis is what makes me show up for work every day.”

Admissions

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario, 1985

Education

  • LLB, University of Windsor, 1983
  • B.A. Western University, 1980

Associations

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

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