Martha MacDonald

Martha MacDonald

Partner
Toronto: 416.865.8236
Fax 416.865.7380

Education

JD, 2004
University of Toronto
BA (Joint Honours, Mathematics and English), 2000
McGill University

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2005

Overview

Martha MacDonald leads the Tax Controversy and Litigation Practice at Torys. She practises tax litigation before trial and appellate courts, as well as dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities. Martha has been involved with tax issues, including transfer pricing, tax avoidance, foreign tax credits, residence for tax purposes, taxable employment benefits, and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax, in addition to a range of administrative and procedural matters specific to the tax area.

Representative Work

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Recognition

International Tax Review—Tax Controversy Leaders Guide (2015-2017)

International Tax Review—Women in Tax Leaders Guide (2015-2017)

Lexpert Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Lawyers to Watch (2017)

Lexpert Rising Stars—Canada’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2016)

Euromoney Americas Women in Business Law Awards—Short-listed “Rising Star” (2012)

International Tax Review—World Tax (2010)

Insights

Tax Primer for Litigators

Law Society of Upper Canada (Toronto)

Tax Litigation Day

Tax Executives Inc. (Toronto)

Dispute Resolution in International Tax Matters

International Fiscal Association (Montreal)

Annual Case Law Update: Litigator and Planner Perspectives

2015 Commodity Tax Symposium, CPA Canada (Ottawa)

Media

Professional Involvement

Martha has assisted in coaching teams in the Donald G. Bowman National Tax Moot since its inception. She has also been a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Before joining Torys, Martha was a tax partner at a law firm in Toronto. She also interned at the offices of a major international law firm in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was a foreign legal trainee at a major law firm in Tokyo, Japan.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation