Geoffrey Turner is Senior Counsel at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto, where he has practiced tax since joining Davies as an articling student in 1991. He advises clients on domestic and cross-border tax planning, with extensive experience advising Canadian-based multinationals on international tax matters.
Geoffrey has taught tax law courses since 1999 and is a regular contributor of tax policy articles and commentary. He is currently adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where he teaches Canadian Income Tax Law (since 2021), and at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches Taxation of Business Enterprises (since 2017). He previously taught International Tax Law at Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School, and co-taught the Advanced Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop at Osgoode.
Geoffrey received his LLB from the University of Toronto in 1991 and his LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Turner received a BA (Honours) from Queens University (gold medallist in economics) in 1988, and an international baccalaureate from Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in 1985.
Geoffrey was the Conservative Party candidate for Etobicoke Centre in the September 2021 federal election. He serves on the boards of the Etobicoke Centre Conservative Association as candidate-of-record and the Etobicoke Lakeshore Conservative Association as past-president.