William is counsel at Rueters LLP. He has practised in the areas of tax litigation, taxation and estates and trusts since 1975. His practice includes all aspects of dispute resolution in taxation matters under both federal and provincial legislation, but with a special emphasis on appeals under the Income Tax Act (Canada). In addition, William acts as counsel in matters of estate and trust law and serves as an advisor to large charitable and non-profit institutions on issues of trusts, estates and taxation. He frequently appears as counsel before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Mr. Innes is listed and recognized in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2013 (a publication of the Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association), the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, the 2012 Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory,2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Canada (American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell), Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada and Canadian Who’s Who.
William is also AV Peer Review Rated according to Martindale-Hubbell (Preeminent), its highest level of professional ranking.
William is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Canadian Tax Journal and Tax Litigation and a past member of the Editorial Boards of the CCH Canadian Tax Reporter and the CCH Annotated Income Tax Act.
William is the author or co-author of several legal texts and numerous articles.
William was a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law from 1992 to 2012.
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