Cassels Brock & Blackwell loses Tax Partner Paul Carenza to Gowlings
Gowlings has hired Paul Carenza as a tax partner in its Toronto office, and member of its Tax Practice Group.
Focused on domestic and cross-border corporate acquisitions, reorganizations, and financings, Carenza works with a range of Canadian and international clients in both the private and public sectors. He joins Gowlings from Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, where he has been a tax partner for the past 4 years. Prior to that he held partner positions with Lang Michener and Ogilvy Renault.
“Paul is a highly skilled tax professional who delivers creative solutions to meet the business needs of his clients,” said Scott Jolliffe, Gowlings chair and CEO. “His particular expertise in executive compensation matters, including plan design and drafting, adds further depth to Gowlings’ award-winning practice. We are thrilled to welcome him to the firm.”
In addition to providing counsel on tax issues arising from transactions, Paul frequently advises on the following matters:
Tax-effective reorganizations of both private and public companiesIn-bound cross-border investments and service arrangements
Drafting tax disclosure for offering documents
Assisting clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency
Advising on executive compensation matters, including plan design and drafting
Advising on the GST/HST implications of a variety of transactions
Fluent in both English and French, Paul has been called to the Ontario Bar. He is a regular writer, speaker and panellist at various conferences covering a variety of matters related to tax law.
Fluent in both English and French, Carenza is a regular writer, speaker and panelist at various conferences covering a range of tax-related matters.