Ken Snider

Ken Snider
Telephone: 416 860 2947
Fax: 416 640 3172

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“A thorough and meticulous tax lawyer.” 
Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

Ken Snider* is a partner in the Tax Group. His practice focuses on corporate taxation, with an emphasis on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, inbound and outbound investments, and resource and real estate investments. His clients include multinational corporations, the Canadian federal government, tax-exempt institutions, First Nations, and private equity funds.

He is listed in Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, appears in Chambers Global and Chambers Canada as a leader in the area of tax, and has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest accolade, an AV Preeminent™ rating, for his legal expertise and professional reputation.

Ken has been a speaker at many conferences including those of the Canadian Tax Foundation, The Canadian Institute, Infonex, the Council for International Tax Education and The Law Society of Ontario, and has lectured at the University of Western Ontario Law School. He is a contributing editor of CCH International Tax Newsletter, and has been widely published on a variety of tax topics in a number of Canadian and U.S. publications, including the Canadian Tax Journal, Journal of Taxation of Investments, and Tax Notes International. Recent publications include: "Back-to-Back Rules in the 2016 Federal Budget" (2016), “A Ploy for a PLOI for a Canadian Corporation and a Non-Resident Shareholder” (2015), "Anti-Treaty Shopping Proposals - Will Canada be Violating its Tax Treaties?" (2014), Foreign Exchange Revisited (2013), Principal Differences in the Tax Treatment of Public Corporations, Private Corporations and Canadian-Controlled Private Corporations (2013), July 25, 2012 Proposed Amendments to Paragraph 214(3)(f) – Withholding Tax on Trust Distributions to Non-Resident Beneficiaries (2012), Ontario Adopts New 'Wealth Tax' (2012), and Recent Developments in Canadian International Taxation (2012).

client commentary

  • “A thorough and meticulous tax lawyer.” Chambers Global (Tax)


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Western University, LL.B., 1981

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Private Equity e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2018

Canadian Federal Income Tax Considerations: Applicable in Respect of “Secondary” Transactions

Call to the bar

Ontario, 1983


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association (former executive of the Taxation Committee of the CBA in Ontario)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (Tax Policy Working Group)


  • Chambers Canada 20162017 (Tax)
  • Chambers Global 20072016 (Tax)
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Tax)
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent™ rating
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 20062017 (Corporate Tax)
  • Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Tax Lawyers



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