- Chair of the Audit Committee of the Smythe Street Cathedral Inc.’s Board of Trustees 2018-2022
Susan is a corporate and tax lawyer, and her practice focuses on simple to complex corporate transactions, tax-efficient corporate reorganizations, tax business planning strategies, and a wide range of tax and estates and trusts-related matters.
Before pursuing a legal career, Susan worked in the banking and financial services industry for over ten years. She brings a practical, comprehensive, and diverse business perspective to her practice and clients and enjoys solving complex problems. Susan has presented at the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Atlantic Tax Conference and is a regular contributor to Taxnet Pro™ Tax Hyperion Expert Insight from McInnes Cooper. She recently completed the Chartered Professional Accountants (“CPA”) In-Depth Tax Course.
Susan represented Nova Scotia on the National Board of Directors for the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), and now serves on the CBA National Policy Committee and as an Executive Committee member of the CBA National Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section. She also served as Chair of the Audit Committee of the Smythe Street Cathedral Inc.’s Board of Trustees, is a current member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), the Law Society of New Brunswick, and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. Susan has moderated several panel discussions including panel discussions at the 2019 CABL Conference and the 2019 CBA Women’s Professional Leadership Conference.
Susan is a passionate Formula 1 enthusiast who follows the sport with great excitement and dedication. For Susan, Formula 1 is not just a sport, but a thrilling and captivating world that she eagerly immerses herself in. She loves the high-speed action, the technical prowess of the teams and drivers, and of course, the adrenaline rush that comes with each Formula 1 race. When she is not in the office, you will find her attending or watching a Formula 1 race, honing her painting skills, on a flight to an exciting new (sometimes-old) destination, or busy exploring her newfound interest in plants and indoor gardening.
Mar 31, 2021
Close to five million Canadians who didn’t usually work from home, did so in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as public health…
May 26, 2020
McInnes Cooper is pleased to congratulate lawyer, Susan M. Johnson, of Halifax, on her recent appointment to the National Board of Directors for…