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Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber launches tax group, adds counsel, associate

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:14 PM | By John Chunn


Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP (GSNH LLP) announced that it has created a tax group and that counsel Brian Nichols and associate Lisa Watzinger have joined the firm.

“My partners and I are pleased to welcome Brian Nichols and Lisa Watzinger to the firm,” said managing partner Murray Hart. “Brian’s outstanding reputation and 30-plus years of experience as a leader in the tax law sector is a tremendous asset to the firm and adds exceptional strength to our corporate, commercial and real estate practices.

“Lisa Watzinger provided client-focused professional tax services within the Big Four accounting firms. She was selected for a prestigious clerkship at the Tax Court of Canada where she gained valuable knowledge and insight.”

Nichols will serve as chair of the firm's new tax group. Prior to joining GSNH, he was a founding partner of a boutique commercial firm after practising at two leading national law firms.

He represents clients on issues relating to income tax disputes; tax and estate planning; family business succession; shareholder agreements and disputes; amalgamations and other corporate reorganizations; the purchase and sale of corporations or their businesses; and employee buyouts. Nichols is experienced in dealing with both the tax and commercial aspects of these issues.

Further, Brian represents and acts for LawPro in professional negligence cases.

Watzinger joins GSNH LLP as a member of the tax group whose practice focuses on tax litigation and dispute resolution. As a lawyer practising at a large accounting firm, she has appeared at all levels of the court, including the Federal Court of Appeal.

She represents mid-size corporations and high-net worth clients in resolving income tax and indirect tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Lisa is bilingual, representing her clients in both English and French.