Debbie is a tax and estate planning lawyer, having obtained her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School, and being called to the Ontario bar in 1989. She is Executive Director, Tax & Estate Planning with CIBC Financial Planning and Advice. She writes and consults on a variety of personal and small business tax issues on behalf of CIBC’s clients. She was previously General Tax Counsel to CIBC, where she worked extensively on CIBC’s wealth management offerings.
Debbie is currently Chair of the Investment Fund Institute of Canada’s Taxation Working Group and sits on a number of its sub-groups. She also works with the Investment Industry Association of Canada on tax matters concerning the investment industry. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Tax Foundation.