John Unger

John Unger

Toronto: 416.865.7312
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB, 1978
University of Toronto
BA, 1977
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1980


John Unger has practised exclusively in taxation matters at Torys for more than 32 years. A significant portion of his practice involves the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, public finance transactions, securitizations and private equity transactions. John provides regular tax services to a number of public corporation clients and private equity funds.


Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in tax law (2006-2018)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, tax (2016-2017)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in tax (2008-2017) 

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate tax (2010-2015)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate tax (2008-2012, 2014-2017)

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian lawyer in tax (Ontario) (2007-2012)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (2008 and 2010), and The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers (2009 and 2012)—Leading lawyer in corporate tax

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal, The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers—Leading lawyer in corporate tax (2009)

Real Time News' LawDay—Leading lawyer in tax law (2009)

Practical Law Company's Cross-border Tax on Corporate Transactions HandbookRecommended Canadian lawyer in tax (2008-2009)

Euromoney Institutional Investor’s International Tax Review: World Tax—Leading lawyer in M&A (2005)

Silrun Information Services’ Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Repeatedly recommended lawyer in corporate tax (2004)


Professional Involvement

John has lectured on tax matters in programs run by the Canadian Tax Foundation and by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and at numerous other conferences. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation.