In the role, she aims to form closer bonds with tax industry colleagues
Ontario Bar Association’s taxation law section has appointed its first ever female chairperson, Angela Salvatore, effective July 1.
The section announced the appointment during its annual general meeting and awards presentation on June 26. Salvatore will hold the position for a one-year term. As the section’s former vice-chairperson, she assisted in planning professional development programs. She has served on the section executive committee for the past four years.
In the role, Salvatore seeks to continue organizing programs and to strengthen ties with important stakeholders in the tax industry, including at the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association (Canada), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Canada.
“My hope is that our Section can work with accountants, trustees, and other practitioners to collaborate on events with networking opportunities, with the end goal of enhancing the services we offer to taxpayers,” she said.
Colin Stevenson, president of the OBA, said that the association’s leadership team and 40 sections have managed to stay resourceful and to impart their knowledge despite all the recent changes in the justice sector.
“Our members have risen to these many challenges, and I’m excited to see what our new Section Executives can do to continue to improve the legal profession, practice areas and the justice system,” said Stevenson.
Salvatore holds a JD and an LLM in taxation from Osgoode Hall Law School. A barrister, solicitor, and notary public at the Rogerson Law Group, she focuses her practice on tax planning, litigation and dispute resolution. She regularly gives presentations on key tax issues in front of both accountants and her fellow tax practitioners.
Andrew Rogerson, principal of the Rogerson Law Group, said that the firm felt intense pride over Salvatore’s appointment. Rogerson praised Salvatore for “the high-quality work she has undertaken with clients and the dedication she has to the profession, in general, and to the OBA and broader legal and non-legal tax community, in particular, all of which coincides with her principles of fairness and justice for taxpayers.”
The Rogerson Law Group is a niche firm with offices in Toronto and Barrie. Its practice areas include tax planning, litigation and dispute resolution in both the local and the international spheres, as well as asset protection and estates law.