- Heather Ken
year of call
- 2014, Alberta
- Bachelor of Commerce, Lakehead University, 2010
- Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, 2013
- Taxation of Canadian Oil and Gas Companies, University of Calgary, 2014
- CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course, 2017
- CPA Canada In-Depth International Tax Course, 2019
- Law Society of Alberta
- Canadian Bar Association
- Canadian Tax Foundation
- Represent clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency
- Advise clients in connection with tax effective structures for owner-managed businesses and high net worth families
- Advise clients with respect to the tax effects on death, including developing and implementing tax effective estate planning strategies
- Advise clients with respect to the tax effects of divorce and developing and implementing tax effective matrimonial property division strategies
- Advise clients in connection with mergers, acquisition and divestitures, including undertaking tax effective pre-sale reorganization transactions
- Advise clients on the taxation effects of immigration to and emigration from Canada
- Advise clients on corporate and commercial matters, including the various forms of business structure, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts
teaching & publications
- Sessional Lecturer, Corporate Tax, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, 2023
- “Shareholder Agreements: Update 2022”, (2022) Entrepreneurial CPAs of Calgary
- “Tax Case Law Update for Private Corporations”, (2022) CPA Calgary
- "After a Pandemic: Estate Planning from a Legal Perspective”, (2022) Estate Planning Council of Calgary
- “Trust Law, the Taxation of Trusts and the New Trust Reporting Rules”, (2021) Entrepreneurial CPAs of Calgary
- “Tax Dispute and Case Law Update for Private Corporations”, (2021) Entrepreneurial CPAs of Calgary
- "Debt Restructuring in the Resource Sector: Selected Issues" Corporate Structures & Groups Journal (Federated Press) (2021).
- "The Death of the Tariff: A Review of the Tax Court's Discretionary Approach to Costs Awards" (2020) 68:2 Canadian Tax Journal 409-38.
- "Derivative Assessments: Challenging the Underlying Liability", (2020) Tax Dispute Publication.
- "B.C. Court of Appeal Gives New Life to Post-Fairmont Rectification", (2020) Tax Dispute Publication.
- "CRA Audit Powers: Recent Developments", (2019) Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Fall Lecture Series.
- "Rectification Strikes Back: B.C. Court of Appeal Allows Rectification of Tax Mistake", (2019) Tax Practitioners' Forum.
- “CRA Audit Powers: Recent Developments”, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Fall Lecture Series, October 2019.
- "Groscki: Scope for Director's Liability Under Section 159", Vol. 18, No. 2, Tax for the Owner-Manager, April 2018.
- “Drafting Wills and Trusts”, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) Seminar, March 2017.
- "Alternative Arguments on Appeal: Does Finance Get the Last Word?", Vol. 16, No.4, Tax for the Owner-Manager, October 2016.
- "A Primer on Trust Law and the Taxation of Trusts", Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary Young Practitioners Group and Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Specialists Group Presentation, April and May 2016.
- “Common Tax Issues for Corporate Lawyers”, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Non-Specialists Group Presentation, October 2015.
- “Legal Invoices: Maintaining Privilege While Supporting Deductibility”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, July 2015.
- "The Conditions for-and Scope of- Subsection 152(4.3) Consequential Reassessments," XIX Tax Litigation (Federated Press), 2015.
- "Planning for Professionals – Mitigating the Personal Services Business Risk", Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Tax Specialist Group Presentation, September 2014.
- "When is a Loan to a Shareholder-Employee Made as a Result of Employment?", Vol. 14, No. 1, Tax for the Owner-Manager, January 2014.