Amanda advises clients on all areas of taxation law, focusing on tax planning for family-owned and closely-held business, including tax matters arising in corporate transactions, estate and family business succession planning, and post-mortem planning.
Before joining Robins Appleby, Amanda practised tax law at a large national law firm, where her practice focused on the tax implications of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as executive compensation. From 2017-2018, Amanda managed Osgoode Hall Law School's Career Development and Experiential Education offices.
Amanda completed the CPA 3-year In-Depth Tax Course in 2017. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2014. Before receiving her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013, she completed an MA in Economics in 2010 and a BSc in Mathematics in 2009, both from the University of Western Ontario.
Amanda was a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Young Practitioners' Steering Committee from 2014-2017 and has co-chaired the CTF's annual Women in Tax event for the past several years. Amanda is a contributing editor for Canadian Tax Focus, a CTF publication targeted toward junior tax practitioners. Amanda has been published by Federated Press, CCH (Wolters Kluwer), and Canadian Tax Focus. She has presented on various tax topics at internal and external events and conferences, including guest lecturing at York University's Schulich School of Business.
In her spare time, Amanda stays active and enjoys hiking and running. She is an avid reader and podcast listener, with topics ranging from business and economics to pop culture. She loves travelling and, in particular, cooking with local ingredients and attempting (with varying success) to learn new languages.