Amanda is an associate in our Tax & Estate Planning Group. She advises clients on all areas of taxation law, focusing on tax planning for family-owned and closely-held businesses, including the tax implications of 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 she had a general tax practice, focused on the tax implications of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and capital markets transactions, as well as executive compensation. From 2017-2018, Amanda acted as Manager of Osgoode Hall Law School's Career Development and Experiential Education offices.
Amanda was called to the Ontario bar in 2014. She received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2013. She earned an MA in Economics in 2010 and a BSc in Mathematics in 2009, both from the University of Western Ontario. Amanda completed the CPA 3-year In-Depth Tax Course in 2017.
Amanda is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, and the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF). She served on the CTF Young Practitioners' Steering Committee from 2014-2017, and continues to co-chair the CTF's annual Women in Tax event. 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, and has guest lectured at York University's Schulich School of Business.
In her spare time, Amanda stays active and enjoys hiking and running (including completing several marathons). 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.