Richard W. Johnson

Richard W. Johnson

Counsel
Toronto: 416.865.7548
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

LLM, 2004
York University
LLB, 1999
University of Western Ontario
BComm, 1996
McMaster University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2002

Overview

Richard Johnson is counsel in the firm’s Tax Practice. His practice focuses on corporate taxation, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other reorganizations; debt and equity offerings; and transactions involving alternative energy (including wind, solar and hydro). Richard has extensive experience in the areas of sales and use tax, goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax; his experience includes advising on the formation of an offshore managed account platform, involving significant GST/HST analysis and advising a number of charities and not-for-profit organizations on the income tax and GST/HST aspects of their activities. Richard was also involved in the conversion to corporate form of former "income funds", specifically BFI Canada Income Fund, PDM Income Fund, HOMEQ Income Fund, and Village Farms Income Fund.

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Taxation of Options

Course Leader, Federated Press 11th Taxation of Financial Products and Derivatives, Toronto

Professional Involvement

Richard works on a pro bono basis with Right to Play International.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Taxation Law Section, Ontario Bar Association