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Stephen W. Bowman

Toronto Managing Partner

Tax Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.4624

Stephen Bowman is the 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 writes and speaks 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, and a contributing editor to Corporate Finance, published by Federated Press. He serves on the editorial board of the Canadian Tax Journal and is 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 the Secretary/Treasurer of the International Bar Association Law Firm Management Committee. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Canada China Business Council and Greenwood College School and on the Board of Governors of the Royal Ontario Museum.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Stephen W. Bowman, Eminent Practitioner, Tax
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Stephen W. Bowman, consistently recommended, Corporate Tax
  • 2017, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Stephen W. Bowman, repeatedly recommended, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing