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Ian A. Worland

Ian A. Worland


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Areas of Practice - Federal, Provincial and International Tax & Trust Planning; Trust and Estate Planning; Charitable Gift Planning; Tax Litigation

Ian graduated from the University of British Columbia with an LLB in 1995 and has practised tax and estates law since his call to the Bar in 1996. He completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' two year In-Depth Tax Course in July, 1998.

Ian regularly advises clients in personal and corporate tax planning, corporate reorganizations, estate planning, charitable gift planning and international tax and trust planning. This work also includes advising clients on tax issues arising in connection with the acquisition or sale of a business, divorce, separation, variations of trusts and wills, and flow-through share financings. Ian also represents clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Provincial Revenue (B.C.) and has appeared on behalf of clients in courts of all levels including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Tax Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court - Trial Division, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Ian has been a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) since 2002 and a member of the board of directors of STEP Canada since 2007, serving as Chair of STEP Canada from 2013 to 2015. STEP is the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations.

Ian has been a member of the board of governors of Quest University Canada since 2008 and has served as Chair of the Board since 2011. Quest University Canada is Canada's first independent not-for-profit secular university. It offers one degree (Bachelor of Arts and Sciences) and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education.

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