Stephen Bowman is Vice Chair of Bennett Jones, managing partner of the firm's Toronto office and a member of the firm's Partnership Board and tax department. He also chairs the firm's China and Asia teams.
Stephen's practice has included mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, corporate finance, and trans-border transactions, with extensive experience in asset-based financing and equipment leasing. His practice also encompasses estate planning, where he advises Canadian domestic and foreign clients in connection with the establishment, operation and reorganization of estate planning structures, as well as with business, philanthropic and wealth succession planning.
Stephen has written and spoken on domestic and international tax planning matters and is a contributing author to Tax Policy in Canada, ed. by Mintz, McKenzie and Kerr, and to U.S. Taxation of Foreign Controlled Businesses, ed. by Marc M. Levey. He serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Tax Journal and is a Past President of the Canadian Branch of the International Fiscal Association. He is also a recipient of the Canadian Tax Foundation's annual Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award.
Stephen is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ontario Museum. He also serves as Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Law Firm Management Committee. He is also a member of the Boards of Directors of the Canada China Business Council and Greenwood College School.