Wendy is a partner in the Tax Group at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. Her practice includes all aspects of commodity tax, from providing advice on commercial transactions to representing clients in disputes.Wendy advises clients on the commodity tax implications of new business ventures, domestic and cross-border transactions and corporate reorganizations. She has assisted clients with audits and verifications, and by making representations to tax authorities. She has litigated commodity tax issues before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Wendy frequently addresses professional and business conferences, both in Canada and the US. She has written for various tax publications including Tax Litigation, Tax Notes International and GST and Commodity Tax News. She is also recognized in a number of leading legal and industry directories, including as a leading lawyer in the area of commodity/tax customs in the current edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and as a leading lawyer in both of the current editions of International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders guides.
Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, Wendy practiced with the sales and commodity tax group of a Canadian law firm.
Wendy is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Toronto Commodity Tax Study Group and the National Sales and Commodity Tax Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Wendy received a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and her LL.B from Queen’s University in 1999.