Kelly has extensive experience in litigating tax cases and advising on tax disputes. In addition to assisting in various cases before the Tax Court of Canada, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Appeal, Kelly has successfully resolved many cases through the administrative process at Canada Revenue Agency or through negotiations with the Department of Justice.
Kelly regularly advises on all aspects of tax controversy, and represents both corporate taxpayers and high net-worth individuals.
Her deep professional experience in resolving tax disputes encompasses a wide range of industries, including property development, retail, entertainment, healthcare and finance.
Kelly has experience in a variety of tax issues, including tax avoidance, computation of profit and expense deductibility, tax credits, shareholder benefits, directors’ liability, transfer pricing, gross negligence penalties, and excise tax.
Kelly has successfully managed and resolved audit and appeal disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, obtained taxpayer relief on tax liabilities, and made voluntary disclosures to Canada Revenue Agency on behalf of clients with unreported income/offshore assets or unfiled forms/returns.
In representing clients at various stages in the litigation process, Kelly is a strong advocate with experience in crafting arguments, oral and written advocacy, and negotiations with the Department of Justice.
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014
Admitted to the New York Bar, 2015
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course, 2018
JD, University of Toronto
iBBA (Hons.), Schulich School of Business, York University
United Way, volunteer
Canadian Tax Foundation Steering Committee, member
Canadian Tax Foundation
The Advocates’ Society
New York State Bar Association