Shaun M. Doody

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Shaun is a Partner in Fogler Rubinoff’s Tax and Wills and Estates departments. He joined the firm in 2013 after previously working at a large boutique Canadian tax firm. His practice centres on corporate and personal taxation and estate planning for owner/managers, entrepreneurs, trusts, and high-net-worth individuals.

Shaun has taken the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course as well as the CICA In-Depth HST/GST Course. He is a regular contributor to the Fogler, Rubinoff LLP tax newsletter “Dollars and Sense”, is a co-author of The Death of a Taxpayer, and produces an annual webcast for CCH Canadian Limited dealing with estate planning and taxation on death.

Shaun has experience in a number of tax and estates-related areas, including:

  • Estate freezes
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Owner/manager tax and succession planning including corporate reorganizations
  • Will planning and drafting
  • Settling trusts, including family, alter ego, joint partner, and others
  • Implementing “butterfly” reorganizations (including both 55(3)(a) and (b) reorganizations)

Education & Memberships


Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

CICA In-Depth HST/GST Course, 2016

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

CICA In-Depth Tax Course Parts I and II, 2011

Admitted to Ontario Bar, 2008
University of Toronto Law School, Juris Doctor, 2007
University of Amsterdam Law School, Exchange Program on EU and International Law, 2006
Queens University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Combined Specialization in Computing and Information Science and Biology, 2000


Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Tax Foundation
Ontario Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association

Speaking Engagements & Publications

The Effect of Embedded Capital Gains on Fair-Market Value

Author, Tax Litigation
18:2 Tax Litigation 1094-1100

Antle: Deceit and Sham

Author, Canadian Tax Highlights
19:3 Canadian Tax Highlights 5-6

Statutory Developments and Jurisprudence Elements of Canadian Tax

Co-Author with Paul J. Gibney, Publication: The Euromoney Corporate Tax Handbook, 6th ed
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2011

A New Direction for the Surrogatum Principle

Author, Taxation Law
19:3 Taxation Law (Ontario Bar Association)

When Is Income Unearned?

Author, Canadian Tax Highlights
17:11 Canadian Tax Highlights 9-10