Vern was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004 and became a tax partner at a large multinational accounting firm based in Toronto. He has extensive experience in many areas of indirect taxes, including GST/HST and PST. Vern also represents clients in tax audits and appeals before the Canada Revenue Agency, and has represented clients at the Tax Court of Canada. Vern completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1998 and received his LLB in 2001. He also obtained a Master of Taxation degree in 2003 before being called to the Bar.