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.
Canadian and foreign corporations, private equity funds, venture capital funds, private businesses and successful entertainment personalities seek her counsel on sophisticated domestic and international tax planning issues. She also advises individuals and family offices on tax issues relating to succession and estate planning. She received successfully a pipeline ruling allowing for the tax-free extraction of $9,000,000 from the deceased's corporation (CRA Views, Ruling 2012 - 0464501 R3).
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.
As a prolific writer and speaker, Sunita’s work is frequently published and referenced in the industry. Her written work has been published by the Canadian Tax Foundation, Tax Notes International, 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. She is an adjunct professor at Queens Law School.
Sunita holds several senior industry leadership positions including acting as the Co-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law. She is the current editor of the International Tax Committee contribution to the Section of International Law Year in Review of the American Bar Association. She sits on the tax committee of the Portfolio Management Association of Canada. She is a former member of the Board for Federated Press – Personal Tax and Estate Planning Journal.
She is an active member of the American Bar Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners. She holds the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation. She sits on the Practice Council of New York University Master in International Taxation Program. Her contribution to the law was recognized by the American Bar Foundation and she was elected a Fellow of the Foundation.
She is licensed in both the United States and Canada. She speaks Dutch fluently.