Santino leads the Canadian High Growth Tax Practice. With over 27 years of experience, Santino provides strategic tax advisory services to clients of all sizes, from small owner-managed entities to large public companies, national and international. He has a broad depth of knowledge and brings astute insights and pragmatic solutions to situations involving cross-border structures, mergers and acquisitions, internal reorganizations and corporate compliance. He is the Lead Tax representative working with many entrepreneurial associations. Santino became recognized for Ontario corporate tax harmonization, apprenticeship credits, digital media credits and the tax diagnostic tool. He recently prepared and updated a firm-wide toolkit for Ontario refundable credits (apprenticeship, co-op and new graduate). He worked with public and private companies to maximize the above claim and deal with related structuring matters. Santino has led more than ten exits involving entrepreneurial companies over the past 36 months. Two of these exits exceeded $500 million.
Bachelor of Business Administration, York University, 1992
Chartered Professional Accountant
Chartered Accountant, 1995
Santino is a recognized writer and speaker and has also presented on Federal/ Ontario tax harmonization at the Ontario Tax Conference. Other presentation topics include intellectual property, stock-based compensation and capital dividend account planning
Presented on Divestures and M&A at Rotman School of Management