John Sorensen is an associate in Gowlings' Toronto Tax Group, practising in the area of tax dispute resolution, and was recently named one of the leading Tax Controversy professionals in Canada by the International Tax Review.
John has been involved in the successful resolution of numerous tax disputes and has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has also helped clients successfully resolve tax problems through appeals to the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities and through voluntary disclosures, taxpayer relief applications and remission order applications. John is pleased to work with clients to structure cost-effective, practical solutions to resolve their tax disputes.
John is the past chair of the Toronto Young Practitioners Section of the Canadian Tax Foundation and sits on the OBA Tax Section Executive. He has spoken and/or written on tax and tax litigation for the Canadian Tax Foundation's national conference, Prairie Tax Conference and Ontario Tax Conference, and for the Ontario Bar Association and Federated Press, and has also been quoted on tax topics in the national press. He has recently lectured on the administration of income tax to the Shandong, China tax authorities.
Additionally, John is a regular contributor to the Tax Dispute Resolution Group’s quarterly newsletter, and is actively involved in managing the group’s LinkedIn page.
Prior to joining Gowlings, John articled at the Tax Court of Canada and practised tax litigation at another Toronto firm.