A founding partner of LaBarge Weinstein, Paul has been practising law for over 40 years. Paul primarily focuses his practice on taxation, tax planning and tax litigation. As such, Paul assists clients with the tax implications of their business transactions including investments, mergers, acquisitions, initial public offerings, and succession planning. His legal career has also included NAFTA disputes, cross-border financings, anti-dumping trade enquiries, and mergers and acquisitions.
As part of his day-to-day practice, Paul helps clients during the audit, reassessment, objection and appeals stage of the tax litigation process and represents clients in the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Building on his expertise as a negotiator, litigator, and NAFTA Panel Member, Paul has completed his LLM in Alternate Dispute Resolution including the creation of a complete guide for Dispute Management and Resolution for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. The combination of dispute resolution skills and extensive commercial and taxation negotiation skills has given Paul a unique basket of tools to craft creative solutions, be it for negotiations or disputes.
Along with his practice, Paul is the chair of a number of high tech companies including Versaterm Inc. (1999 to present) and Neptec Technologies (2011 to present). He was a former member on the Board of Directors of Corel (1993-1998).
Paul currently serves on a number of not-for-profit and charitable boards including the Canadian Advanced Technology Association where he is co-chair (2000 to present). He was the founder of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and was chairman from 1995 to 2017. He is the current chairman of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation.