Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award –
2007

Elizabeth J. Johnson, Geneviève C. Lille, and James R. Wilson

Elizabeth J. Johnson, Geneviève C. Lille, and James R. Wilson, all of Wilson & Partners LLP, Toronto, are the 2007 recipients of the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award. Their article, “A Reasoned Response to the CRA’s Views on the Scope and Interpretation of Paragraph 95(6)(b),” was published in (2006) vol. 54, no. 3 Canadian Tax Journal 571-632. The article was selected by a committee of experienced tax professionals as the best writing published by the Foundation in 2006. The award, which is conferred annually, is named for the Foundation’s director emeritus.

Elizabeth J. Johnson

Elizabeth J. Johnson received her LLB in 1977 from the University of Toronto and her LLM in 1978 from Harvard University. She joined Wilson & Partners LLP as a partner in March 2003. Her practice covers all aspects of corporate tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, international tax planning, capital markets transactions, and corporate reorganizations. Ms. Johnson has presented and written extensively on a wide range of topics, including corporate finance, partnerships, interest deductibility, and tax avoidance. She is the co-author of Understanding the Taxation of Partnerships (5th ed.).


Geneviève C. Lille

Geneviève Lille received her LLB and BCL degrees from McGill University in 1998, and joined Wilson & Partners LLP in 2004. She is the co-author of several articles, and she has been a speaker at seminars organized by the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, the Association de planification fiscale et financière, and the Barreau du Québec. Ms. Lille’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and financial products and structures.

James R. Wilson

James R. Wilson is a partner of Wilson & Partners LLP and a graduate of the University of Ottawa Law School (LLB 1973). He practises tax law in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and capital markets.