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David W. Ross

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403.260.0296
dwr@bdplaw.com
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Education:
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
Practice areas:
Tax litigation, Tax

Experience

David's focus is on tax law, including:

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

Professional activities

David has numerous case comments for CCH Publishing.

Awards

Recent honours and recognition

Calgary tax lawyer of the year by Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)

Named in Best Lawyers in Canada as a recommended tax lawyer (annually since 2006)

Recognized in Lexpert's Canadian Legal Directory as a leading corporate tax lawyer (2002-2017)

Named in Chambers Global's as a leading tax lawyer (2004-2013)

Representative work

Crescent Point Energy Corp.'s $640 million acquisition

Counsel to Wild Stream Exploration Inc. in the $640 million acquisition by Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Triwest Capital Partners acquisition of NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation

Counsel to Triwest Capital Partners and Alberta Teachers’ Retirement Fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation.

Professional involvement

David is the Director of The Horne Charitable Foundation.

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