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Nick William Ranieri, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D.:


Nick has been involved full time in resolving administrative law disputes since 1990. He has a special interest in North American Free Trade Association ("NAFTA") disputes and has served as counsel, consultant and adviser on numerous NAFTA cases. Nick was the Center Director and Professor of Law for five years, from 1995 to 2000, for ITESM. He continues to serve as an Arbitrator and Clerk on Canadian, American and Mexican trade cases. Nick has authored more than nine articles for international law and business journals dealing with dispute resolution processes in the NAFTA Context.

Nicks law practice is now centered on resolving tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, including, where necessary, representation at the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. He brings his considerable experience and expertise in negotiating dispute resolution at the international level to the practical realities of resolving local tax disputes without extensive recourse to expensive litigation.

Nick describes his personal strength to be his ability to negotiate a settlement. He is a skilled listener and delights in finding a way to gain agreement.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, Barrister-at-Law, 1990

Admitted to the New York Bar, 1992

Admitted to the Bar, United States Court of International Trade, 1993

Admitted to the Bar, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1993

Doctor of Laws, Tulane University, School of Law, 2007

Maestria en Derecho, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey ("ITESM"), Mexico, 1998

Master of Law, The National Law Center, George Washington University, 1991

Bachelor of Law, Queens University, 1988

Bachelor of Arts, Honours Program, York University, 1985