Steve Suarez brings wealth of transactional experience in many sectors including mining to the Firm

TORONTO (August 22, 2011) – Steve Suarez has joined the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) as a partner, bringing over 20 years of tax law experience to the Firm. Steve practises exclusively in the area of income tax law with a particular focus on the natural resources sector, and has advised clients on many of Canada’s largest and most complex business transactions.

"Steve's detailed knowledge of Canadian tax law, along with his extensive experience on leading-edge transactional work and in-depth understanding of the mining industry, makes him a significant addition to our Firm," said Frank Callaghan, regional managing partner of BLG's Toronto office. "He brings a unique skill set to the Tax Group and we are very excited that he will be taking on a leading role in our expanding business and tax practice. Our corporate clients will obtain excellent value from his experience in structuring business transactions and managing tax issues."

As part of his income tax practice, Steve has extensive experience acting in mergers and acquisitions, inbound investments, corporate restructuring, and audit management and tax dispute resolution. He has represented clients in the mining, financial services, technology and media industries, among others.

"I share BLG’s dedication to providing the best possible service to clients, so joining BLG's Tax Group was a natural fit for me," said Steve. "I hope to build on the group's solid reputation by providing clients with the knowledge and experience I've gained through acting on many significant commercial transactions. I particularly look forward to supporting BLG’s strong natural resources practice, especially on the mining side."

Steve is internationally recognized as a leading Canadian tax practitioner by the 2011 edition of Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, and International Tax Review’s World Tax 2011: The comprehensive guide to the world's leading tax firms. He is a frequent writer and speaker on tax issues, and is actively involved in a number of professional organizations. He is a councillor of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association, and co-chair of the Toronto Centre Canada Revenue Agency & Tax Professionals Consultation Group. He is a former chair of the Taxation Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.

Steve obtained an MBA (Gold Medallist) from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a JD from the University of Toronto Law School. He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1990, admitted to the Bar in New York in 1993 and added to the Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales in 1994.

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