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Kalev Tamm

Kalev Tamm

Senior Associate, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Kalev is an associate at KPMG Law in our Vancouver office. He practices in the areas of corporate domestic and cross-border tax law, with a particular focus on sales and commodity tax, customs and international trade, inbound/outbound transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.  Kalev advises domestic and foreign entities operating in the natural resource and real estate industries as well as charitable and not-for-profit organizations.

Kalev’s practice also includes representing taxpayers throughout tax audits and tax disputes.

Prior to joining KPMG Law, Kalev practiced in the tax group of a national Canadian law firm, served as judicial law clerk with the Tax Court of Canada and interned with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.

Kalev is fluent in English and French.


Co-author: Reaffirming the Sham Doctrine, (2019) 9:2 Canadian Tax Focus 17.

Co-author: Quebec Taxpayers Take Note: Timely Disclosure of Nominee Agreements Now Required, Blakes Bulletin on Tax, May 31, 2019.

Contributor: Inbound Investment,  in Report of Proceedings of the Seventieth Tax Conference, 2018 Conference Report (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation,2019), 17:1-55. 

Education and qualifications
  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of British Columbia, 2015 – 2016

  • B.C.L. and LL.B., McGill University, 2011 – 2015

  • B.A. (Hons.) Sociology, Concordia University (Graduated with distinction)

Community Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association

  • International Fiscal Association

  • Canadian Tax Foundation