Thomas Brook is a business lawyer specializing in indirect tax. Thomas’s practice includes domestic and international tax planning and corporate structuring. He focuses on collaborating with his clients and their advisers to achieve the timely and efficient resolution of tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and provincial tax authorities.
Thomas has particular expertise in assisting clients who are undergoing tax audits, advising US, European and other foreign corporations on the application of Canadian tax law, advising employers on compensation and benefit arrangements for their cross-border executive and resolving disputes with provincial tax authorities (e.g. Ontario EHT, British Columbia PST, Retail Sales Tax and provincial insurance taxation).
Prior to joining EY Law, Thomas practiced law at a national law firm based in Toronto. Thomas has also worked as an Operations Manager for a manufacturing company in China, as a Business Analyst and as a Professional Engineer. During this time, he gained valuable experience with cross border negotiation, initiation of international joint ventures and the marketing of technology start-ups. Thomas has also built a wealth of experience negotiating licencing agreements and drafting contracts with businesses in Asia, Europe and the United States.