Jacob C. Brown


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2016

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Education

Jacob is a skilled advocate who takes pride in carefully distilling complex factual and legal issues into straightforward and persuasive submissions. Clients appreciate his sound judgment as well as his dedication to resolving disputes efficiently and, wherever possible, without litigation.

Jacob is a member of the firm’s Tax Group and Tax Controversy/Tax Litigation Group. He has experience assisting clients in all aspects of the tax dispute resolution process. His practice also includes advising and representing clients under audit, making disclosures under the Canada Revenue Agency’s Voluntary Disclosures Program, challenging collection action by tax authorities, as well as making requests for interest and penalty relief and other discretionary remedies.

Before joining Aird & Berlis, Jacob was a senior tax litigation associate at a national law firm affiliated with one of the Big 4 accounting firms. 

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Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by The Legal 500 Canada as a Next Generation Partner in Tax
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada for his expertise in Tax Law
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Business Organizations, University of Toronto, 2014

Professional Involvement


  • Canadian Tax Foundation 

Selected Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter,  "Tax Administration Issues," CTF Ontario Annual Conference, October 23-24, 2023.

Selected Publications

Co-Author, “Selected Issues in Tax Administration”, 2023 Ontario Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation), 2023.

Co-Author, "Chambers Tax Controversy 2023 Global Practice Guide (Canada Chapter)," May 2023.

Co-Author, "Chambers Tax Controversy 2023 Trends and Developments (Canada Chapter)," May 2023.

Co-Author, "Solicitor-Client Privilege: A Refresher," Tax Profile (Wolters Kluwer), March 2023.

Author, "The Underused Housing Tax Act," Tax Profile (Wolters Kluwer), June 2022.


  • CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course: Parts I, II and III
  • JD, University of Toronto, 2015
  • MA in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto, 2015
  • BA (Hons.) in Russian and East European Studies, University of Waterloo, 2010