Marvin Barkin practices in the areas of personal and corporate taxation, estate planning and administration and corporate commercial law.
His tax practice focuses on assessment appeals including civil and criminal tax litigation and voluntary disclosures. His estates and trusts practice focuses on estate planning (including business succession, estate freezes, creation of US cross border trusts and Canadian domestic trusts) and the preparation of wills, insurance directions and trusts, powers of attorney for property and powers of attorney for personal care, medical directives, and the administration of the estates of deceased persons.
His corporate commercial practice is focused on business acquisitions and dispositions, business relationships (including executive employment agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholders’ agreements), business financing (secured transactions), corporate re-organizations (including tax related transactions) and general business and commercial agreements.
Marvin was tax counsel to both the Federal Department of Justice and to Canada Revenue Agency. He has taught the Canadian Bar Association tax course and taxation in the Ontario Bar Admission course. He is a former member of the executive of the taxation section of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario branch) and has lectured widely to accounting and insurance firms and MBA students at York University. He has successfully litigated in both the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada as counsel to the Government of Canada and to individuals and corporations.
Marvin was formerly a tax partner in a major Bay Street law firm and is presently a member of The Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).