Nicole Hastings

Senior Associate
Toronto: 416.865.7628
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 2011
University of Ottawa
JD, 2011
American University Washington College of Law
MSc, 2005
University of Edinburgh
BA, 2003
University of California, Los Angeles

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2012


Nicole’s practice focuses on corporate taxation with an emphasis on capital markets transactions, private equity transactions, taxation of financial institutions, domestic and international tax planning, and mergers and acquisitions. She also advises in the areas of charitable and not-for-profit organizations and estates and trusts.

Representative Work

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UK’s First GAAR Advisory Panel Opinion

CCH International Tax Newsletter

Ontario’s Estate Administration Tax

Co-author with Rachel Blumenfeld, Ontario Tax Conference

The Overseas Employment Tax Credit: Meaning of "With Respect To" (Legge)

CCH International Tax Newsletter

Professional Involvement

Prior to embarking on her legal career, Nicole was as a research fellow with a United Kingdom-based think tank. She also worked as a policy researcher in the Office of Arianna Huffington. During law school, Nicole had internships with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the FDIC.

CPA In-Depth Tax Course, Parts I, II and III, completed in 2016.

Memberships and Affiliations

Nicole is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.