Since the start of his legal career, Howard Alpert, C.S. has been dedicated to providing high-quality legal services to serve the special needs of our clients and their accountants and other professional advisors. Howard specialises in tax and estate planning, wealth preservation, corporate and commercial transactions, tax dispute resolution, tax litigation and estate administration.
Howard conducts frequent seminars and writes monthly newsletters on these topics for accountants and lawyers.
Howard is certified by the Law Society as a Certified Specialist (Corporate and Commercial Law) and a Certified Specialist (Estates and Trusts Law). Howard is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners and the Business Law, Taxation Law and Trusts & Estates sections of the Canadian Bar Association.
For over 40 years, Howard has been involved in successfully resolving tax disputes and winning leading tax cases. Howard has a reputation for getting excellent results for his clients. In a recent Tax Court of Canada decision the Judge observed that Howard was "meticulous and well prepared in the presentation of his case". Howard has been interviewed by Global TV News regarding appeals from CRA tax assessments.
Howard is a past instructor in several Bar Admission Courses which focused on Taxation, Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Howard has also published an article in the Canadian Tax Journal.
After graduating 2nd in his law school class at The University of Manitoba, Howard was called to the Bar in Ontario with Honours, finishing in the top 3% of his Bar Admission Class.
Howard is a committed and devoted husband and father. He is actively involved in community service. Howard is an avid sports fan and also enjoys Latin dancing, billiards and chess.
Since starting his firm, Howard has endeavoured to meet the needs of his clients in a timely and cost-effective manner. Howard is always available to discuss legal matters with his clients.