Amit Ummat has joined Baker McKenzie as a Partner in the North America Tax Practice, bringing more than a decade of experience in tax dispute resolution, having the notable designation of having served as Counsel in Tax Law Services for the Department of Justice in Canada for much of that time.  In this capacity, Amit has actively litigated multiple cases in the Canadian Tax Court, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court.

Based in Toronto, Amit  will join Baker McKenzie’s top flight tax dispute resolution practice, counseling clients on tax disputes at the administrative level and actively representing clients in court when administrative remedies are exhausted.  

"Amit's substantive knowledge and impressive experience will enable him to step in and provide an immediate benefit to our clients in North America with tax disputes in Canada," said Melinda Phelan, Chair of the Firm's North America Tax Practice. "Amit has actively litigated many notable cases in recent years and has argued over 80 tax appeals during his time at the Canadian Department of Justice.  He will be a tremendous asset to our successful controversy practice in Toronto and we are very excited to have him join our team.”  

"We believe Amit's balance of skills is a great fit for the culture of the Toronto office," said Kevin Coon, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. "We are confident he will deliver value to our clients in Toronto and across North America that are facing tax disputes in Canada. He joins a strong team that we will continue to expand."

Baker McKenzie’s Global Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded and largest tax groups in the world. Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for its work in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, clients and industry peers recognize the quality tax advice provided worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s tax practice expertly covers all aspects of tax planning and transactions, global tax policy, transfer pricing, indirect & state and local taxes, dispute resolution (both administrative and litigation), and wealth management matters.
 
"I am excited for the opportunities that lie ahead," Amit said. "Baker McKenzie's global tax controversy practice is second to none and I'm honored to join the team."

Amit received his B.A. from York University and his LL.B. and LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
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