David W. Ross

Practice Focus

  • Tax Law
    • Income funds and royalty trusts
    • Cross-border financings
    • Partnerships and trusts
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Corporate reorganizations
    • Estate plans
    • Structured finance

Practice Areas


  • University of Oxford (New College), Diploma in Law, 1981
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Laws, 1976
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), 1973

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1977

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Member, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • Member, Tuesday Tax Group

Honours & Recognition

  • Named as Best Lawyers Calgary Tax Lawyer of the Year in 2019
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended lawyer in the area of Tax law, annually since 2006
  • Named in Lexpert's Canadian Legal Directory as a leading lawyer in Corporate Tax, 2002-2017
  • Named in Chambers Global's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2004-2013

Community Involvement

  • Director, The Horne Charitable Foundation

Professional Activities

  • Numerous case comments for CCH Publishing