Rami Pandher
Rami Pandher
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Whether responding to legislative changes, a challenging situation, or taking a matter to court, Rami Pandher brings creativity and innovative thinking whenever tasked with solving his client’s tax issues. Rami assists businesses and individuals across a range of tax issues, including personal and corporate tax planning, cross-border services, and estate planning, as well as on tax controversy matters covering all aspects of tax litigation and dispute resolution.

Rami maintains a general income tax practice, with a focus on corporate taxation and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and international tax matters. Rami also practises in the areas of personal taxation, estate planning, and trust taxation for individuals and high net-worth families.

Rami’s practice also focuses on tax litigation and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and Department of Justice. Rami has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada, and Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

Prior to joining Field Law, Rami practiced in the tax group at a boutique tax and business law firm in Calgary where he advised clients on the tax aspects of a wide variety of matters, including tax controversy matters, private company planning, corporate reorganizations and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border structures, as well as tax issues for individuals and high net-worth families. Rami also has experience working in the tax group at a global accounting firm which has provided him with an understanding of the cross-border tax issues facing multinational corporations across a variety of industries.

Rami is committed to understanding the latest developments in tax law and how they impact his clients. He has completed the CPA In-Depth Tax Course, the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers course, and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society’s Oil and Gas Taxation Course.

He contributes to several tax publications and has presented at seminars for the Canadian Bar Associations’ Taxation Non-Specialist Section (Alberta South).

Value to Clients

Rami prides himself on understanding each client’s circumstances. For businesses, Rami’s finance background helps him understand what makes the business tick and the industry in which it operates. For individuals or high-net worth families, Rami always tailors his solutions to each specific situation.

Outside the Office

While he has long retired from playing pick-up sports, Rami continues to travel across North America to attend (and tailgate) at many NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and college events in support of his favorite teams. As a long suffering Maple Leaf’s fan, Rami has demonstrated considerable patience and has never lost his optimism despite many years of suffering.

Canadian Bar Association (Taxation Specialists, Taxation Non-Specialists and Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Sections)
Canadian Tax Foundation
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
Calgary Bar Association
Best Newsletter Article by a Young Practitioner Award
Canadian Tax Foundation
Wolfe Goodman Award
OBA Foundation
June 3, 2021
Breaking Up is Hard but Taxes are Harder: Tax Issues on Separation and Divorce
Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Non-Specialists
March 5, 2020
Valuations and Related Tax Matters
Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Taxation Non-Specialists Section
March 2020
Practitioners Beware: Equitable Remedies Are Limited (But The Door Has Not Closed)
Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal
Citation: (2020), 39 E.T.P.J. 165
January 2020
Rectification is Back – Is Recession Next
First published by the Canadian Tax Foundation in Tax for the Owner-Manager (Volume 20, Number 1)
December 5, 2019
Tax Issues on Insolvency
Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Non-Specialists
October 2019
Fixing Tax Mistakes: Rectification Order Affirmed
On October 30, 2019 the British Columbia Court of Appeal ("BCCA") dismissed the appeal of the Attorney General and upheld the order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia ("BCSC") rectifying a directors’ resolution declaring...
October 2, 2019
Tax Basics of Intellectual Property
Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tech & IP Section
June 2019
Rectification: Where Are We Now?
This article was first published by the Canadian Tax Foundation in (2019) 9:2 Canadian Tax Focus.In the two years since the SCC narrowed the availability of rectification in Fairmont Hotels ( 20...
May 2019
Rectification: Where Are We Now?
First published by the Canadian Tax Foundation in Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 9, Number 2)
May 2019
Rio Tinto: FCA affirms Deductibility of Oversight Expenses in M&A Transactions
Federated Press - Tax Litigation Volume XXI, No. 4 2018
April 2019
2019 Federal Budget Insights for Private Corporations
As was expected, the 2019 Federal Budget (the "Budget") is one for an election year. Meaning, while the Government provided a few handouts and various credits, there is little to offend anyone – at least from a tax perspective. A few le...
March 7, 2019
Tax Considerations with Earnouts and Reverse Earnouts
Canadian Bar Association
February 2019
Did You Sell Your Home in 2018? What You Need to Tell the CRA
Real Estate Blog
January 2019
Does Fairmont Hotels Eliminate All Equitable Remedies in the Tax Context?
First published by the Canadian Tax Foundation in (2019) 66:4 Canadian Tax Journal.
October 11, 2018
Field Law Introduces New Tax Team
Field Law is pleased to welcome five new lawyers, including one as partner, and two support staff who will significantly enhance the firm’s capacity to offer tax services to clients. As of Oct. 1, 2018, a group of new tax, cross-border, business ...
June 2018
Introduction to Corporate Reorganizations
Canadian Bar Association
February 2017
Fairmont: SCC Raises Hurdle for Rectification
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 7, Number 1)
February 2018
Univar: Arm’s Length Surplus Strip Not Abusive
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 8, Number 1)
February 2018
Trust Residence Post-Fundy
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 26, Number 2)
May 2017
Transfer-Pricing Penalty Update
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 7, Number 2)
May 2017
Hybrid Sales
Canadian Tax Highlights (Volume 25, Number 5)
November 2016
Reorganization Following Arm’s Length Purchase Found Abusive
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 6, Number 4)
August 2016
Transfer-Pricing Penalties Now at Issue
Canadian Tax Focus (Volume 6, Number 3)
May 2016
Selected Cross-Border Issues of Interest for Canadians Investing Abroad
Canadian Bar Association
University of Calgary, 2010, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), With Distinction
University of Calgary, 2010, Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), With Distinction
University of Western Ontario, 2013, Juris Doctor
CPA Canada, 2019, In-Depth Tax Course - Parts I, II, III