Ashvin R. Singh

Contact Info


+ 1 (587) 525-5818


Edmonton, Alberta

From complex and sensitive tax disputes to tax and estate planning issues, Ashvin practices in diverse areas of tax law. His clients include pension funds, private corporations, financial institutions, family offices and high net-worth individuals.

Winning an award for the highest place in tax and estate planning when completing his Juris Doctor at the University of Toronto, Ashvin is dedicated to building his expertise in tax planning and tax litigation.

Ashvin thrives on navigating the intricacies of tax law, crafting creative solutions to his clients’ unique challenges. His background in accounting and community building make him an unfaltering advocate for any client.

When not at work, you’ll find Ashvin serving as a Commissioner of the Edmonton Police Service, serving as a sessional instructor in the mooting program of the University of Alberta Faculty of Law and sitting on community boards, such as the Edmonton Valley Zoo Development Society, Canadian Bar Association – Tax Law Subsection and CTF Young Practitioners’ Group.


  • In-Depth Tax Course (Levels I, II & III), CPA Canada, 2018
  • CBA Tax Law for Lawyers, 2017
  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2015
  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of Toronto, 2014
  • Bilingual Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) (B.Comm), First Class Honours, with Distinction, University of Alberta, 2011


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Co-chair, Canadian Bar Association, Tax Law Subsection (North)
  • Steering Committee Member, CTF Young Practitioners Committee
  • Director/Chair (Ambassador Committee), Edmonton Valley Zoo Development Society
  • Commissioner, Edmonton Police Commission
  • Member, Endowment Development Committee, Edmonton Community Foundation


Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Section 160 Not Applicable to Butterfly Reorganizations”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Vol. 21, No. 2, p. 11, April 2021
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Considerations in Employee Share Ownership and Buyouts”, Canadian Bar Association: Business Law Section, February 2021
  • Co-Author, “When is the Equitable Remedy of Rescission Available? Implications of the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s Decision in Collins Family Trust”, Federated Press Tax Litigation Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, December 2020
  • Co-Instructor, “Corporate Tax – Purchase and Sale of a Business”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Review of Loss and Debt Planning”, Edmonton CPA Club, November 2020
  • Co-Author, “FC Clarifies CRA’s 10-Year Collection Limitation Period”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 10, No. 4, p. 5, November 2020
  • Author, “Government’s Claim for GST Collected Trumps That of Secured Lender”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 12, August 2020
  • Co-Author, “Crown Attempt to Repudiate Settlement Fails”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 8, May 2020
  • Co-Author, “Vavilov and the New Framework for Judicial Review”, Federated Press Tax Litigation Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, March 2020
  • Co-Author, “Are Tenant Improvements a Shareholder Benefit?”, Tax for the Owner-Manager, Vol. 20, No. 1, p. 9, January 2020
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Planning and Dispute Resolution”, Association for Finance Professionals, November 2019
  • Co-Author, “Tax Accommodation Parties and Novel Applications of Section 160”, Federated Press Tax Litigation Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 3, October 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Tips and Traps: Avoiding Common Errors”, Edmonton CPA Club, September 2019
  • Co-Author, “Section 160 in a Butterfly Reorganization”, Canadian Tax Highlights, Vol. 27, No. 8, p. 2, August 2019
  • Author, “CRA Cannot Require Oral Interviews”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 15, May 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Tax Dispute Resolution: A Primer”, Canadian Bar Association: Business Law Section, February 2019
  • Panel Member (Taxation), “Understanding Deal Structures”, ScaleUp YEG: Angel Investing for New Angel Investors (hosted by Valhalla Private Capital), January 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Tips and Traps for Private Company shares in RRSPs and TFSAs”, Canadian Bar Association: Tax Law Subsection, January 2019
  • Presenter, “Tax Dispute Resolution”, Canadian Tax Foundation YP Group, December 2018
  • Presenter, “Tax Dispute Resolution: A Primer”, Felesky Flynn LLP 2018 Tax Series (Fort McMurray), November 2018
  • Instructor, “Section 55: How Safe are Your Dividends?”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2018
  • Presenter, “2018 Update on TOSI and Passive Income”, CPA Saskatchewan, November 2018
  • Presenter, “Subsection 55(2) – A Refresher”, Edmonton Tax Forum, September 2018
  • Co-Author, “2018 Federal Budget Special Report” (budget lock-up report), Wolters Kluwer, February 2018
  • Presenter, “Taxation Law”, Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta, February 2018
  • Presenter, “Government takes aim at Private Corporations and their Shareholders: What do we do now?”, Canadian Tax Foundation YP Group, December 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “Government takes aim at Private Corporations and their Shareholders – the July 18, 2017 tax proposals”, Canadian Bar Association: Tax Law Subsection, September 2017
  • Author, “Wilson: SCC Overhauls Standard of Review?”, Tax Litigation Blog, August 2016
  • Author, “FCA Reinstates Narrow View of De Facto Control”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 6, No. 3, p. 11, August 2016
  • Author, “Scope of Taxpayer Agreements Narrowed: Marine Atlantic v. the Queen, 2016 TCC 46”, The Legal Times, Tax Topics No. 2296, March 2016
  • Author, “De Facto Control Broadened: More Than a Board of Directors Test”, Canadian Tax Focus, Vol. 5, No. 1, p. 11, February 2015

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