About Shelley Kamin
Shelley has been practising law since 1989, focusing on tax law planning and disputes, with additional expertise in business law, estate planning and wills. Before beginning her own law practice in 1994, she was with the Ottawa office of one of Canada’s international law firms.
Shelley was previously a radio broadcast journalist before entering law school, reporting from Parliament Hill for the former CFGO Radio in Ottawa, and also working at CBC Radio and “The Big 8” CKLW Radio in Windsor, Ontario.
|Degrees:||Bachelor of Laws (Gold Medallist), University of Windsor (Ontario).
Bachelor of Journalism (Hons.), Carleton University, Ottawa.
|Call to the Bar:||Ontario, March 1989.|
|Awards:||Board of Governors Medal in Law, awarded in June 1987 by the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, to the student graduating with the highest overall standing. Dean’s Honour Roll, 1986-87, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. Pitney Bowes-Canadian Bar Association of Ontario Law Student Achievement Award for third-year students in Ontario, awarded in 1987 on the basis of academic performance and community involvement. Regional champion (two-person team), Client Counselling Competition, American Bar Association, 1986.|
Some of Shelley’s Presentations and Legal Publications
- Regular speaker on tax law and estate planning at the annual Video Tax News Seminars in Ottawa. Recent topics include:
- Representation in the Tax Court of Canada (October 2018)
- The Fall of Rectification and the Rise of Rescission (November 2017)
- The Primacy of Privilege (October 2016)
- The Expanding Scope of De Facto Control (October 2015)
- Double Trouble: Tax Treatment of Losses from Fraudulent Investments (October 2014)
- Limits on the Tax Authorities’ Power to Reassess (October 2013)
- Managing an Audit (October 2012)
- PACs, Tax and Valuations (November 2011)
- Health and Welfare Trusts (October 2010)
- The Mature Family Trust with Non-Resident Beneficiaries (October 2006)
- Occasional guest on local radio shows.
- “Canadian Tax Issues Relating to Technology Development and Transfers”, a presentation to the Licensing Executives Society, Ottawa Chapter, January 15, 1998.
- Guest Instructor in Tax and Business Law (Ontario), Heritage College, Gatineau, Québec.