J D Buote

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John David Buote, B.A., M.B.A., M.S.T., J.D. ( Buote is pronounced "bee-yot" ):


John has been involved full time in tax matters since 1978. He has served as a Canada Revenue Tax Auditor for six years and has held a variety of senior tax positions with various corporations including Polysar Limited, the Singer Sewing Machine Company and Canada Trust before becoming a lawyer in 1997. His law practice is exclusively devoted to tax matters.

John has lectured extensively and is a frequent speaker for the C.A. and C.M.A. Accounting Associations and the Toronto West Tax Practitioners quarterly seminars.

John’s current tax practice is centered on preventing and/or resolving tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, including where necessary, representation at the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.

John holds an Certificate in Advanced Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Mediation Academy, and he has completed the Toastmasters Program and the Dale Carnegie Program, with distinction.

John describes his personal strength to be his ability to deal with complex and complicated facts and complex and complicated laws. He takes delight in making sense out of chaos. He relies on Nick to keep him grounded and practical.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, Barrister-at-Law, 1997

Juris Doctor, (formerly LL.B.) University of Calgary, 1995

Master of Science in Taxation, Walsh College, Michigan, 1987

Master of Business Administration, Ivey School of Business, 1974

Bachelor of Arts, Waterloo Lutheran University, 1971

C.I.C.A. In-Depth Income Tax Course, Parts I, II, III

Tax Executive Institute, U.S. Federal and State Tax Program