Eric is an associate in our Halifax office with a practice focused on cross-border and tax issues, and the technology and start-up sectors. Since joining McInnes Cooper as a summer student, he has assisted with mergers and acquisitions, conducted tax due diligence, and been involved with owner/manager tax planning.
While attending law school, Eric worked as a business development and marketing consultant to start-ups and technology companies, providing him with a thorough understanding of the environments in which his current clients operate. With a background in internationally competitive wrestling and five years in the Canadian Armed Forces infantry reserve, Eric approaches legal problem solving with determination and drive.
Eric regularly authors publications and blog posts on current legal issues relating to tax, cross-border law and technology. He is a contributor to Cross Border Banter, and has published several articles, including:
- “The Common Reporting Standard Legal Mechanism, At a Glance“, Taxes and Wealth Management, Issue 10-2
- “OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines—Intangibles“, Tax Hyperion, Vol 14, No 5
- “The Disbursement Quota and Related Businesses“, Tax Hyperion, Vol 15, No 2
- “Budget May Impact Some Startups“, Entrevestor, April 25, 2017
- “Explaining Equity Tax Credits“, Entrevestor, November 12, 2015
Eric is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association, is the Chair of the CBA Nova Scotia Tax Section, and the treasurer for the Charles Johnson Charitable Fund. If you can’t find Eric after work, he’s probably hiking up a mountain, catching Nova Scotia Surf, or playing with his Raspberri Pi (but he’ll still get back to you quickly).
J.D. (Distinction), University of New Brunswick (2017)
M.B.A., University of New Brunswick (2017)
B.A. (Hons.), University of New Brunswick (2013)