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Gong Chen

Articling Student

Gong advocates for the fair and consistent application of tax laws to help companies grow and protect individuals.

Gong Chen is an Articling Student at Counter Tax Litigators. He completed his Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School in 2023 and his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Montreal in 2022.  

Gong participated in the Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot in 2022 as an oralist and as a researcher in 2023. He interned at Revenu Quebec and won the 2021-2022 Jiu Ding Scholarship from Montreal JiuDing Club. The scholarship is awarded to the next generation of Canadian leaders of Chinese heritage based on academic and general excellence. 

I’m a Senior VP who has previously hired large law firms. I was referred to Counter to fix a tax dispute from the sale of an investment property I co-owned with two non-residents. I wish I hired Counter sooner.

- David Cuddy, Senior Vice-President, Finance & Business Operations, CFL

Counter worked smart and hard to help us win the appeal. We worked together to reorganize all the evidence, and we presented a clear and coherent case. We won and avoided roughly $600,000 in tax, penalties, and interest.

- Fred Levy, CPA, CA, LPA, MBA

Simply the best is how I would describe Counter Tax. They were on top of everything that CRA and the MOF were throwing at us, and kept us informed and well-advised on next steps. By the way, they won both cases.

- John Locke, President, Campbellford Wholesale Inc.

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