Paul was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada and is a forth generation Calgarian. He is a practicing lawyer, a member
of the Alberta Bar for over 30 years.
A year after receiving a BA (Economics) from the
University of Calgary Paul continued his post secondary studies in law
graduating from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, in 1986. Paul
articled with the law firm McKimmie Matthews and was called to the Alberta Bar
in July of 1987.
Paul then spent the next three years with
Deloitte Haskins Sells working in the Calgary office tax group. He completed
the CICA In-depth Tax Course and gained considerable experience in tax
compliance and planning. In the fall of 1989 Paul started his law practice
focusing on owner-manager tax planning.
In the fall of 1989 Paul started his law practice
focusing on owner-manager tax planning. His practice also included consulting
on international tax issues for Roy Saunders of International Fiscal Services
Limited and Milton Grundy of Gray's Inn Tax Chambers, both international tax
practitioners based in London England; and Denys Laurence of International
Management Trust, an international tax lawyer based in Monaco. Paul enhanced
his international tax practice by obtaining a Masters of Law, International
Taxation, from Regent University, Faculty of Law, in the spring of 2001.
Paul was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008 and
holds memberships in the Law Society of Alberta, the International Fiscal
Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the
Estate Planning Council of Calgary.
Paul has a passion for international travel. His
favorite destination is Europe and, in particular, France. When not traveling
Paul enjoys golfing and spending time in the Rocky Mountains; hiking in the
summer and snowshoeing in the winter.
Paul is married and has an adult daughter.