Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award -

Stephen W. Bowman

Stephen W. Bowman, partner in the tax department of the Toronto office of Bennett Jones LLP, is the 2004 recipient of the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award. His paper, “Non-Resident Trust Update: Living with the New Section 94,” which appeared in the 2003 annual tax conference report, 19:1-63, was selected by a committee of experienced tax professionals as the best writing undertaken for the Foundation in 2003. The award, which is conferred annually, is named for the Foundation’s director emeritus.

Mr. Bowman, a graduate of the University of Toronto Law School (LLB 1979), practises tax law in the areas of corporate finance, trans-border transactions, and estate planning. He is an active member of the Tax Committee of the Canadian Finance and Leasing Association and has served on the CICA’s consultative committee in connection with the most recent reform of Canadian accounting standards that apply to securitization transactions. He is a member of the council of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association and has been a Canadian national reporter for the association.

Mr. Bowman has taught in the bar admission course of the Law Society of Upper Canada and has lectured and written extensively in his chosen areas of practice. He has presented papers at numerous Foundation annual tax conferences and was invited to submit a paper on the interpretation of tax legislation for the 50th anniversary issue of the Canadian Tax Journal (1995). He contributed case comments to the Current Cases feature in the journal from 1981 to 1999, and he served as co-editor of the feature from 1994 to 1999. He is currently a contributing editor to Corporate Finance.