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David W. Ross


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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


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.

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

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.


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)