James RhodesKitchener Waterloo
Satellite Tax Law
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Jonathan GarbuttCalgary & Toronto
Dominion Tax Law
Taxpayer Relief Letters
Craig Burley, Barrister, and Solicitor
Liz TempleKitchener Waterloo
Taxation Lawyers / Temple Tax & Accounting Services
John D. BuoteKitchener Waterloo
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Melanie Petrunia has practiced almost exclusively in the area of tax litigation for over ten years. After completing her undergraduate education at Yale University and McGill University, she obtained a law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie. She then began her career with a large Atlantic Canada law firm, followed by eight years with the Federal Department of Justice, Tax Law Services. During her time representing the Canada Revenue Agency, she conducted hundreds of trials at the Tax Court of Canada throughout Atlantic Canada, as well as in Ontario, British Columbia and Nunavut. She has also appeared in provincial and superior courts in many provinces, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Now, as the Principal of Satellite Tax Law, Melanie uses her years of experience in tax litigation matters to represent Canadian taxpayers. Though based in Halifax, Melanie offers her services throughout the country, primarily in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and British Columbia. She utilizes available technology to minimize cost and maximize value for her clients. She regularly assists clients with tax dispute resolution and collection matters as well as EI and CPP appeals, and judicial review applications before the Federal Court.
John has lectured extensively and is a frequent speaker for the C.A. and C.M.A. Accounting Associations and the Toronto West Tax Practitioners quarterly seminars.
John’s current tax practice is centered on preventing and/or resolving tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, including where necessary, representation at the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.
John holds a Certificate in Advanced Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Mediation Academy, and he has completed the Toastmasters Program and the Dale Carnegie Program, with distinction.
John describes his personal strength to be his ability to deal with complex and complicated facts and complex and complicated laws. He takes delight in making sense out of chaos. He relies on Nick to keep him grounded and practical.
John D. BuoteTaxation Lawyers
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, Barrister-at-Law, 1997
Juris Doctor, (formerly LL.B.) University of Calgary, 1995
Master of Science in Taxation, Walsh College, Michigan, 1987
Master of Business Administration, Ivey School of Business, 1974
Bachelor of Arts, Waterloo Lutheran University, 1971
C.I.C.A. In-Depth Income Tax Course, Parts I, II, III
Tax Executive Institute, U.S. Federal and State Tax Program
Miranda is an advocate for all Disabled Canadians and is currently working on a Private Members Bill with the Honorable MP David Sweet to expand the restrictions of the RDSP (Registered Disability Savings Plan) Grant and Bond Rules and how they are administered. She is also actively involved in non-for-profit groups that help the disabled.
Miranda has a 99% Appeal success rate sustained over the last 9 years of her career solely dedicated to helping Disabled persons Canada wide receive all the money that is owed to them and their families and/or estates from the Canada Revenue Agency regarding Disability Tax Credits, Caregiver Credits, Child Disability Benefits, Home Accessibility Tax Credits and more.
Miranda does not charge you a fee until she is successful on your claim, appeal or tax court hearing. Please call or email her today to discuss your case.
She works on all aspects of dispute resolution as it relates to taxation matters. Such resolution includes being involved in the representation of individual and corporate clients at the audit, objection, and appeals’ stages at the Tax Court of Canada. Angela deals with matters under the Income Tax Act, Excise Tax Act, Employment Insurance Act, and Canada Pension Plan.
Angela is a Continuing Professional Development Liaison of the Tax Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, in addition to being a member of the Commodity Tax, Customs, and Trade Section of the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a Trustee of the Waterloo Regional Law Association. Angela is a member of the Young Practitioners’ Group of the Canadian Tax Foundation, Young IFA Network of the International Fiscal Association, and The Advocates’ Society.
As a supplement to her advanced academic studies in taxation law, Angela also completed the Canadian Bar Association Tax Law for Lawyers’ Conference in Niagara-on-the-Lake in the spring of 2016. She has also completed Osgoode Professional Development’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop and will commence the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course in the fall of 2018.
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