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John (Jay) A. Winters


Tax Lawyer at Bennett Jones Calgary

T: 403.298.8166

Jay Winters' practice focuses on tax planning including private wealth, trust, and succession planning, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, public market debt and equity transactions, cross-border transactions, and oil and gas taxation. Further, he frequently represents clients in tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, including before the Tax Court of Canada.

Jay also specializes on indirect tax matters including goods and services tax (GST), harmonized sales tax (HST), provincial sales taxes (PST) and related cross-border matters, and regularly advises clients on indirect tax aspects of corporate reorganizations.

Jay contributes to tax publications and has spoken and presented papers at tax conferences sponsored by the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. He has completed parts I, II and III of the Chartered Professional Accountants In-Depth Tax Course and In-depth GST/HST Course, and holds a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) designation with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Prior to joining Bennett Jones as an associate, Jay articled with the firm.

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  • Counsel to Flint Field Services Ltd., a provider of construction services in the oil and gas industry, in connection with the divestment of its Tubular Inspection and Management business segment to ShawCor Ltd. Read more
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Limited in connection with its proposed US$28 billion merger with Norfolk Southern Corp.
  • Newalta Corporation in connection with the sale of its Industrial Division to Revolution Acquisition LP, a company formed by Birch Hill Equity Partners, for cash proceeds of $300 million. Read more

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