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I appreciate that Counter shares our dedication to putting our clients' interests first and to finding the quickest and most cost-effective resolution...Counter understands the importance of having both an accountant and a lawyer working together to resolve a client's dispute. There is no ego; just a singular focus on getting to the right result. I look forward to continuing to work with Peter and the Counter team.


 I am the principal of an accounting and tax consultation firm. We partner with our clients to grow their overall business. We have referred Counter to several clients to help with difficult tax related matters. Counter has consistently delivered services beyond our expectations. In each case, Counter's team has worked hard to get to the key facts underlying the issues and isn't afraid to aggressively persuade the government to change its position. I appreciate that Counter shares our dedication to putting our clients' interests first and to finding the quickest and most cost-effective resolution. Peter will honestly tell a client their chances of success and will not recommend litigation unless there is a clear benefit. Counter understands the importance of having both an accountant and a lawyer working together to resolve a client's dispute. There is no ego; just a singular focus on getting to the right result. I look forward to continuing to work with Peter and the Counter team.

— Vikram Gulati, CPA, CGA
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I was impressed with Counter’s business approach to the practice of law. While many firms blindly recommend pursuing litigation, Counter looked at the costs and benefits. I am grateful that Counter took on my case and thank Peter and Natalie and the rest of the team for all their hard work and dedication to my file.


The Agency audited my 2010 tax return and alleged that I had failed to report two property sales in my income. I am a real estate investor and developer and offered to help a dear friend with the final closing of his two properties because his 5-year-old daughter was battling leukemia and he couldn’t deal with these issues. The auditor would not listen to my explanation. She just kept saying that I was grossly negligent and should have known that I was required to report all property sales. I retained Counter to help me to file an objection. Counter obtained all of the Agency’s internal working papers and started finding holes and inconsistencies in the Agency’s position.

Natalie went through a detailed reconstruction of the timeline of events to show that I was not the owner of the properties, and I had received no financial gain. The Agency continued to pester me for additional evidence and would not stop until they exhausted every avenue they had available to them. At each step, Counter kept me informed and made practical recommendations, counter arguing the Agency’s position. Counter negotiated a settlement that reduced my tax position by 75% and made the Agency drop all the penalties and interest. 

I was impressed with Counter’s business approach to the practice of law. While many firms blindly recommend pursuing litigation, Counter looked at the costs and benefits. I am grateful that Counter took on my case and thank Peter and Natalie and the rest of the team for all their hard work and dedication to my file.

— Narinder Seehra, CEO, MSR Holdings Inc.
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Peter and Natalie provided valuable insight as to how to use our existing data to extrapolate and support our estimates. We were very pleased with Peter’s and Natalie’s ability to negotiate and narrow the scope of the disclosure and the number of years we had to adjust. The Agency accepted our disclosure; we have satisfied the compliance issue, and we can move on in growing our business.


We retained Counter on our accountant’s advice to disclose inadvertent errors to our previous tax filings. The voluntary disclosure was modest but part of a broader, and important, corporate compliance issue. Counter walked us through the details of the voluntary disclosure program, set a practical (and cost-effective) path, and worked with our external accountant to gather the information necessary to complete our disclosure.

Peter and Natalie provided valuable insight as to how to use our existing data to extrapolate and support our estimates. We were very pleased with Peter’s and Natalie’s ability to negotiate and narrow the scope of the disclosure and the number of years we had to adjust. The Agency accepted our disclosure; we have satisfied the compliance issue, and we can move on in growing our business.

— C.F., Retail Business Owner
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I was amazed with the results.  Peter and Yoni went above and beyond and I would recommend Counter to any person or business with a significant tax dispute. 


The CRA audited my corporation and me and identified some alleged shareholder benefit problems.  The CRA issued reassessments increasing the corporation’s and my taxes, and imposed gross-negligence penalties.  I retained Counter Tax Lawyers to file notices of objection to dispute the gross-negligence penalties.  However, Counter did not stop with just the gross-negligence penalties. 

Instead, Peter and Yoni found an issue with the shareholder benefits and pushed the CRA to reduce the shareholder benefits too.  The CRA accepted the arguments, reduced the shareholder benefits approximately 80% and deleted 100% of the gross-negligence penalties.  I was amazed with the results.  Peter and Yoni went above and beyond and I would recommend Counter to any person or business with a significant tax dispute. 

— Brian Grott, Northland Screen Corp
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