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Kristen Duerhammer

Kristen Duerhammer

Senior Associate, Tax Litigation & Dispute Resolution, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Kristen regularly represents taxpayers in litigation before the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. She also advises taxpayers on Canada Revenue Agency audits, rulings and objections and provides legal risk assessments on potential transactions. 

Kristen dedicates her exacting attention to detail to presenting legal arguments, preparing evidence, and examining witnesses. In her written advocacy, Kristen brings rigour and creativity to submissions and factums for her clients. 

Kristen has experience in a broad range of substantive tax issues, including the taxation of insurance policyholders and insurers, transfer pricing and other international tax issues, the general anti-avoidance rule, GST/HST, scientific research & experimental development claims, derivative assessments, expense deductibility, charitable donations, administrative reviews, limitation period issues, and penalties.

Education and qualifications
  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Levels I, II and III

  • JD/MBA – Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business

  • Honours BSc (Math) – Western University

  • Honours BMus – Western University

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2015

Community Involvement
  • Advocates’ Society

  • Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Guest Instructor for Tax Lawyering

  • CPA In-Depth Tax Dispute Resolution, Volunteer Instructor

  • Osgoode Women’s Network, Mentor

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