Sunita Doobay

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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1995
  • Admitted to the State Bar of New York, 1995
  • LL.M., New York University
  • LL.B., Queen’s University
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Equipped with over a quarter of a century of tax experience as an international tax lawyer, Sunita is a trusted tax advisor to a broad range of clients. She also advises individuals and family offices on tax issues relating to succession and estate planning.

With a well-earned reputation for developing strong professional relationships with her clients, peers and experts in other complementary disciplines, Sunita is uniquely qualified to advise clients on the most complex tax issues. She has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court.

Sunita is a prolific writer and speaker. Her written work has been published by the Canadian Tax Foundation, Tax Notes International, the IBFD, the American Bar Association and CALU – INFOexchange. She is a co-author of the Annotated Partnership Act of Ontario published by Carswell, Thomson Reuters. Sunita is also a sessional lecturer at Queens Law School and has taught the taxation of trust and estates course, the trust law course and the taxation course. She has guest-lectured at the NYU Master in International Taxation Program.  

Sunita is an active member of the American Bar Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation. She sits on the Practice Council of New York University Master in International Taxation Program. She sits on the drafting committee on Conflict of Laws in Trusts and Estates Act of the U.S. Uniform Law Commission as the ABA SIL section advisor. Her contribution to the law was recognized by the American Bar Foundation and she was elected a Fellow of the Foundation. 

Sunita is a licensed member of the Ontario Bar and of the New York State Bar.

  • LL.M., New York University
  • LL.B., Queen’s University
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1995
  • Admitted to the State Bar of New York, 1995


  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
 Speaking  Publications  Textbooks


  • The 2014 Annotated Ontario Partnerships Act, (Toronto, Ontario: Carswell, 2014)
 In the Media


  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada)
  • Estate Planning Council of Toronto
  • Women in Film and Television – Toronto


  • Adjunct Professor – Taxation of Trusts and Estates – Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
  • Advisory Council Member – International Tax LLM Program, School of Law, New York University
  • Co-Chair – International Tax Committee, Section of International Law
  • Diversity Chair – International Tax Committee, Section of International Law
  • Editor – International Law Committee of the Year in Review of the Section of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law
  • Member of the Tax Committee of PMAC (Portfolio Management Association of Canada)
  • Member – Queen’s University’s Gift Planning Advisory Committee
  • ABA Section Advisor – Conflict of Laws in Trust and Estates Act ULC Drafting Committee


  • AEP®, Accredited Estate Planner
  • TEP, Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner – Society of Trust and Estate Tax Practitioners
  • Foreign Legal Consultant Permit granted by the Law Society of Upper Canada to provide U.S. tax advice in Ontario
  • In-depth Tax Course Parts I & II, 1997-1999


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