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Blair Philip Dwyer

Tax Lawyer

Dwyer Tax Lawyers
Victoria, Canada

Law Firm - Local

Professional Summary

Blair graduated from Dalhousie Law School and articled at the Toronto office of McCarthy & McCarthy (now McCarthy Tétrault). After completing the Ontario Bar Admission Course in 1985 and achieving the top mark in taxation, he started the practice of tax law with the Toronto tax department of McCarthy's.

In 1988, Blair was seconded to the Head Office of Revenue Canada (Rulings Directorate). As a senior rulings officer, he considered taxpayer requests for advance income tax rulings and advised local offices of Revenue Canada.

Blair resumed the private practice of tax law in 1989. Rather than returning to the Toronto office of McCarthy's, however, he headed west to the Vancouver office of the firm.

In 1992, he resigned his partnership in McCarthy's in order to move to Victoria. After three years of practice as a partner of Crease Harman & Company, Blair established his own firm - Victoria's first tax and estate planning boutique.

Blair is the author of Canada Taxation and Investment, the Canadian volume in the on-line publications of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation ("IBFD"), Amsterdam. He has spoken at numerous seminars and conferences and is a past instructor in Advanced Taxation at the University of Victoria Law School.

Blair is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. This is the highest rating that a lawyer can receive.

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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Industry Experience

    • Legal

Interests/Hobbies

  • Hockey
  • History
  • Travel


Experience

Dwyer Tax Lawyers
Victoria, Canada V8W 2E1
Tax Lawyer
Law Firm - Local
1995 - Present

Education

LLB1983
Dalhouse University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DoeBoo Tax Prize
BA, Political Science/French 1979
Dalhouse University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Bar Admissions

British Columbia
Active
1989

Associations and Societies

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Victoria Estate Planning Council (Past President)

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