Donald G. H. Bowman

Counsel, Dentons LLP at Former Chief Justice, Tax Court of Canada

DONALD G. H. BOWMAN, formerChief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada, has extensive experience in resolvingtax disputes. He is Counsel to Dentons' National Tax Group and shares hisexpertise with members of the group as a mentor and adviser. Based in thefirm’s Toronto office, Donald works to enhance the firm's ability to reachearly resolution of tax and related disputes for our clients. His practice atDentons consists of giving advice on tax matters including tax litigation toclients, lawyers in the firm throughout Canada and to lawyers in other firms.Donald has spent his entire legal career as a tax litigator. He joined theFederal Department of Justice – Tax Litigation Section soon after his call tothe Ontario Bar and was appointed director in 1968. He joined the law firm of Stikeman,Elliott, Robarts & Bowman in 1971 and was a partner there until hisappointment to the Tax Court of Canada. He was appointed Judge of the Tax Courtof Canada in 1991 and Associate Chief Judge in February 2000.He was appointedAssociate Chief Justice in July 2003 and Chief Justice in February 2005. He isrecognized by Best Lawyers in Canadaas one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Tax Law (2013–2016).