Adam Aptowitzer named law firm's first national leader for charities and not-for-profits
OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 29, 2022 /CNW/ - KPMG Law LLP is pleased to announce that Adam Aptowitzer has joined the firm as National Leader for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Law, a newly created role that further expands the firm's services to the charitable sector in Canada.
"Charities and not-for-profits are addressing some of the most pressing social and environmental issues and face increasing demands from donors and the public," says Justin Kutyan, Senior Partner, KPMG Law. "We are excited to join forces with Adam and his team to assist these organizations to understand their legal and tax obligations and provide practical advice that supports the high ethical standards and expectations of Canadians."
Mr. Aptowitzer has well-established credentials in this specialized area of law. Together with colleagues Alexandra Tzannidakis and Karen Cooper, they provide legal services to charities, not-for-profits, private taxpayers and corporations operating in Canada and abroad, with a focus on compliance and dispute resolution. Mr. Aptowitzer is a regular contributor to public policy debate, a sought-after public speaker and author of numerous papers on charity and tax law. He has represented clients at the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
"We have built our practice by earning and maintaining the trust of these organizations and their people, who contribute to the quality of life in our communities," says Adam Aptowitzer, Partner, National Leader for Charitable and Not-for-Profit Law. "By joining the KPMG Law family, we are able to combine our many years of specialized practice with KPMG's extensive service offering and trusted brand. This strengthens our ability to deliver a full range of quality support services to our clients."
Ms. Tzannidakis also joins KPMG Law as a Senior Associate. Ms. Cooper, a lawyer working through a profession corporation, has been engaged as counsel to the firm.
Mr. Aptowitzer was named the 2012 Heather McArthur Memorial Young Lawyer Award winner by the Ontario Bar Association, recognizing his contributions to legal education and law reform. He has served as an executive member of both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, Charities and Not-for-Profit section. He was also named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the Ottawa Business Journal and Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.
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