Founding lawyer, David Rotfleisch is an expert in the realm of income tax law.

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David J. Rotfleisch, CPA, JD

Founding Canadian tax lawyer, David J. Rotfleisch, is a Certified Specialist in Taxation expert in the realm of Canadian income tax law. You might say that income tax is David’s passion for David is not only a lawyer, he is a chartered professional accountant and has completed the CICA in depth tax course. He has helped start-up businesses, resident and non-resident business owners and corporations with their tax affairs, and over the years, he has assisted numerous corporations and individuals with simple and complex tax and estate planning matters as well as voluntary disclosures (VDP or tax amnesty) and tax audit and tax litigation issues.

David’s second passion is technology, and with an extensive background in the computer and IT industry, David is especially adept at dealing with high-tech legal issues, such as software development and intellectual property.

He graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and became a chartered accountant in 1977. He then attended Osgoode Hall law School where he took all tax courses available and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 1983. He founded his Canadian tax law firm in 1987.

He blogs extensively and has published tax articles in professional publications and in the press and appears regularly on radio and television.
As of the end of April 2020, David Rotfleisch is one of only 12 Ontario Certified Specialists In Taxation.

Our Team

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Kevin Persaud
Kevin earned his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and became an articling student in 2017. He has been with us as a tax lawyer since his call to the bar in 2018.
647-699-4513 , ext. 1017
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Jack Wang
Jack started at our firm as a summer student and was called to the bar in 2021. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa law school and was awarded professor Vern Krishna’s scholarship for demonstrating strong academic standing and a genuine interest in Income Tax & Business Law.
647-699-4513 , ext. 1015
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Erik Knopf
Erik graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law as a member of the Dean’s Honour List. During his studies, Erik worked as a student caseworker for Queen’s Legal Aid and as an Associate Submissions Editor for Queen’s Law Journal.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1018
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Nancy Lui
Nancy recently graduated from the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School. As an active member of the law school community, Nancy has participated in various Moot Competitions as well as student associations including Obiter Dicta, Osgoode Advocacy Society and CLASP.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1029
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Jason Dos Anjos
Jason is the head of the Paralegal team and has been working at the firm since 2018. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Double Major in History and Classics along with an English Minor. He then graduated from Humber College’s Paralegal program in 2018 with Honours.
647-699-4535 , ext. 1016
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Amol Bhangoo
Amol Singh Bhangu joined our team as a paralegal in 2022, after graduating with his P1 paralegal license from LSO in March of 2021. Amol works on client tax files, dealing directly with the Canadian Revenue Agency and accountants. He holds multiple degrees, including a BA from Punjab University and an LLB from Punjabi University.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1013
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Evgeniia Predannykova
Evgeniia Predannykova joined our tax law firm in 2023 shortly after graduation with a Honour specializing in Law Clerk studies from Centennial College. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Banking from the University of Ukraine.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1023
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Denise Tripp
Denise is our administrator and first responder who cheerfully answers the phones. She has been a legal administrator for 20 years.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1012
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Danielle Kuechler
Danielle Joined our team in February of 2021. She is in charge of intake information. Danielle is ready willing and able to help anyone whether it be a client or other coworkers. She is an integral part of our support team. She is a Georgian College Graduate and the mother of 2 fabulous boys.
647-699-4314 , ext. 1026
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Kyle Smyth
Kyle is currently a student at Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to law school, Kyle studied at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Accounting program and going on to complete the Master of Business Administration program, achieving a concentration in Finance. Kyle has a passion for baseball and competed in the Austria’s Bundesliga for the Schwechat Blue Bats in 2023.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1024
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Naxi Aze
Naxi Aze is a summer law student at Rotfleisch & Samulovitch Professional Corporation. Naxi is entering her third and final year at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Outside of academics, Naxi worked at Downtown Legal Services where she advised matters on landlord-tenant disputes. She also volunteered at the International Human Rights Program as a research student and AEL Advocacy where she advised clients on environmental law matters.
416-367-4222 , ext. 1019
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Goodwill Ambassador
The firm’s goodwill ambassador is Enchantée, a 12-year-old female Bichon Frisée. This dog breed is playful and has a sense of humour. They are great companion dogs. She is very well trained and fully bilingual in English and French. She enjoys eating, mooching, begging for food, and raiding targets of opportunity: garbage bins.
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Tax Fairness Defender
One of the benefits of being a boutique Canadian tax law firm is being able to have a very different Reception Area. One corner is occupied by GAAR-field, our tax office’s reptile. The other well-known Garfield, of course, is the orange, smart-aleck cartoon cat who loves to fall face-first into every lasagna he meets.
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