Martin began his career in tax litigation in 1991 with the Department of Justice. While at the Department of Justice, Martin handled many complex tax appeal cases. These cases dealt with a variety of tax issues relating to software, real estate, donation programs, RRSP strips, partnership losses, CDA, GAAR, trusts, and others. Martin has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme or Superior Courts of various provinces.
Martin has also sat on a variety of committees at the Department of Justice, including the tax avoidance and GAAR committees. He has also participated in numerous tax conferences and has delivered numerous presentations for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the APFF.
Before joining Marciano Beckenstein LLP, Martin was a partner in the tax litigation group of a large law firm located in downtown Toronto, where he represented corporate and individual clients in tax-related disputes with the CRA/government (via audit and/or objection, and via tax litigation in the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Quebec Provincial Court). These tax dispute matters addressed numerous issues, including administrative law issues and technical legislative issues relevant to the Income Tax Act, the Excise tax Act and the Quebec Tax Act. Martin also has experience with judicial reviews before the Federal and Superior Provincial Courts.
LLB, University of Montreal, Faculty of Law, 1990
Canadian Tax Foundation