Shaira’s practice focuses on domestic and international corporate tax planning. Prior to joining KPMG, Shaira practiced in Toronto with two leading Canadian law firms.
Shaira is a strategic tax advisor and counsels clients on numerous tax matters including inbound and outbound investment, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. She frequently consults on tax issues arising in connection with the acquisition of Canadian entities by foreign corporations as well as the acquisition of foreign entities by Canadian corporations.
In addition to tax planning, Shaira has experience assisting clients with the management and resolution of Canadian tax audits and appeals. This includes preparing submissions and notice of objections, advising clients with respect to voluntary disclosures, advance tax rulings, and interest relief applications, negotiating with tax authorities, and formulating litigation strategies.
Shaira writes and speaks frequently on domestic and cross-border tax issues. In the past, she has presented at the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Fall Lecture Series on "Transaction Costs" and the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Prairie Provinces Annual Conference on “Cross-Border Issues for Private Companies: The Basics”. In 2019, Shaira acted as a Branch Reporter for Canada and prepared a submission on “Reconstructing the Treaty Network” for the International Fiscal Association.
JD/MBA, University of Toronto and Rotman School of Management
Bachelor of Arts (English Hons), University of British Colombia
Completion of CICA In-Depth Taxation Course
Canadian Tax Foundation
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of Ontario