John G. Lorito

Partner at Stikeman Elliott

John G. Lorito

John G. Lorito

Partner at Stikeman Elliott

Biography

Law Practice
John Lorito is a partner in the Toronto office of Stikeman Elliott where he is head of the Tax Group, and serves on the Toronto office's Management Committee. He conducts a general income tax practice with particular emphasis on the areas of corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, investment funds, REITs and international tax planning. Mr. Lorito has advised on tax issues relating to cross-border and domestic financial products and non-resident investment in Canadian real estate. He has also acted as counsel on federal and provincial income tax appeals before the Federal Court of Appeal and the Ontario Court (General Division).

Mr. Lorito is listed and recognized in the following publications:

* Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, May 2017.

* Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Tax, with clients noting "He is brilliant. He is one of the best tax lawyers in Canada."

* Chambers Global 2017 as a recommended lawyer for Corporate Tax, and is recommended for his breadth of his expertise and the versatility of his practice.

* Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Tax Law.

* The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Tax.

* The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Tax.

* The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2017 as a leading practitioner in the Corporate Tax, Derivative Instruments and Investment Funds & Asset Management - Tax Aspects sectors.

* The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada in the area of Corporate Tax.

* Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax.

* The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers.

* Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 in Corporate Tax.

* Legal Media Group's 2016 Expert Guides: Tax.

Professional Activities
Mr. Lorito is a member of the Canadian Bar Association (Taxation Law Section), Canadian Tax Foundation, American Bar Association and International Fiscal Association. He is a former member of the CICA/CBA Joint Committee on Taxation and the Insurance Bureau of Canada's Tax Panel.

He is currently a lecturer at the University of Toronto and has been a seminar leader in the Business Law Section of the Ontario Bar Admission course and In-Depth Tax Course of The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). He has served on the faculty of the Customs Duty and International Trade Course sponsored by the CICA and the Canadian Importers Association and on the Advisory Committee for the CICA's annual symposium.

Education
University of Toronto (LL.B. 1985), University of Western Ontario (Economics 1980-82).

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1987

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Education
LL.B.
Class of 1985

Established in 1887, the Faculty of Law is one of the oldest professional faculties at the University of Toronto, with a long and illustrious history. Today, it is one of the world's great law schools, a dynamic academic and social community with more than 50 full-time faculty members and 15-25 distinguished short-term visiting professors from the world's leading law schools, as well as 600 undergraduate and graduate students. The Faculty's rich academic programs are complemented by its many legal clinics and public interest programs, and its close links to the Faculty's more than 6,000 alumni, who enjoy rewarding careers in every sector of Canadian society and remain involved in many aspects of life at the law school. Housed in two beautiful, historic buildings, the Faculty also features modern facilities, including the renowned, high-technology Bora Laskin Law Library. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada's largest city, the law school is near a wide variety of attractions including the Royal Ontario Museum, which is next door.

Economics
Class of 1982

The University of Western Ontario, which is commonly referred to among Canadian universities as Western, is a public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada. The university's main campus covers 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, with the Thames River running through the eastern portion. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as "The Western University of London Ontario." It incorporated Huron University College, which had been founded in 1863.

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Stikeman Elliott LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of integrated business, litigation, tax, real estate, employment, and properties. The company has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec. Stikeman Elliott was founded by H. Heward Stikeman and R. Fraser Elliott in 1952 and is located in Toronto, Canada.

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Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board purchases Constellation Brands Canada, Inc. from Constellation Brands, Inc.

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Sprott, Inc., Sprott Physical Gold Trust purchase Central GoldTrust

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