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145 King Street West, Suite 2200 | Toronto, Ontario | M5H 4G2 | 416 362 3711

Michael A. Goldberg *


p: (416) 369-4317
f: (416) 864-9223

* Partner through Professional Corporation

Client Services

Core Specialties

  • Charitable Donations
  • Charities and Other Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Commercial Leasing Tax Issues
  • Complex Corporate Reorganizations
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Creative Wealth Preservation and Protection Strategies
  • Establishing Offshore Trusts for Clients, including New Immigrants to Canada
  • Establishment of Charitable Trusts and Corporations
  • Family Business
  • Income Tax Audits and Investigations
  • Income-Splitting Arrangements
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Negotiating with Tax Authorities
  • New Business Formations (corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances)
  • Owner/Manager Tax Planning
  • Restructuring, Reorganizations and Insolvency Matters
  • Tax Disputes
  • Tax Planning and Income Tax
  • Wealth Management Tax Planning
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Michael is a Partner in the Tax Group and works with clients and their advisors to assist them with their corporate, estate, personal, and international tax planning needs.

Michael is a lifelong learner. He has a business degree and chose tax as his legal specialty as it appealed to his practical and creative mind. As part of his ongoing objective to better understand the complexities and challenges facing his clients and to provide the most strategic and meaningful advice possible, Michael recently pursued and received the Family Enterprise Advisor designation. Responsive and forthcoming, Michael ensures his clients always know where they stand and gets them the solutions they need when they need them.

Michael's experiences outside of law have provided him with a unique understanding of how businesses run and the importance of any tax savings had. Michael cares a lot about his clients and goes to great lengths to help improve the operation of their enterprises.

As a prolific writer and speaker, Michael frequently publishes in a number of Wolters Kluwer tax publications and speaks to associations and industry groups on succession planning and current tax issues. Michael also presents a quarterly conference call, Tax Talk with Michael Goldberg, about current, relevant, and real life tax situations for professional advisors who serve high net worth clients.

Away from the firm, Michael is a family man who enjoys running, skiing, and hockey.

Professional Affiliations

  • The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Full Member since 2007
  • The International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Chair of the Meritas Canada Tax Group

Boards and Memberships

  • UJA Professional Advisory Committee - Marketing Committee and Board 
  • Robbins Hebrew Academy - Secretary and Executive Board Member 
  • Founding Advisory Board Member – White Knight Foundation (Raising funds for “Free The Children”)
  • Founding member of Six Points Charitable Venture Fund in association with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Recent Publications

Additional Publications

  • Co-Author: Tax and Family Business Succession Planning, 3rd ed. (2009 CCH Canadian Limited)
  • Editorial Board, Canadian Income Tax Act with Regulations, Annotated, published by CCH Canadian Limited
  • Contributor: Canadian Estate Planning Guide, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: Canadian Wealth Management Guide, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: Tax Notes, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: Tax Planning for Small Business, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: Tax Topics, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: The Estate Planner, Hume
  • Contributor: The Ontario Tax Reporter, Wolters Kluwer
  • Contributor: Wealth Management for Accountants, Wolters Kluwer
  • Highlights from the 2006 STEP Conference - The Highs and the Lows
  • Non-Professionals as Shareholders of Ontario Professional Corporations
  • ABILs In An Objective Light
  • Ontario Professional Corporations Revisited
  • Post-Mortem Planning
  • Pity "For" the Paper Millionaire
  • Sometimes a Loss Is Not a Loss
  • Pity the Paper Millionaire?
  • Employee Stock Option Rules: Part II
  • Employee Stock Option Rules: Part I

Michael A. Goldberg *


T: (416) 369-4317
F: (416) 864-9223
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* Partner through Professional Corporation

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  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2000
  • Admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1997
  • Admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1996
  • University of Manitoba – LLB, 1995
  • University of Manitoba – B.Comm. (Hons.), 1991

Special Designations

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Assistant Information

Hadia Zakhilwal
p: (416) 369-4301 x1379

Sarah Betts
p: (416) 369-4301 x1256

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