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Allison Whelan, LL.M (Tax)

Managing Partner, St. John's

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2009

Legal Assistant(s): Lisa Hearn

As a tax lawyer, Allison represents individual and corporate clients on a wide range of tax issues. With her focused education in tax, Allison is able to simplify complex tax topics so that her clients are able to make fully-informed decisions regarding their tax issues. Allison provides tax advice in the following areas:

  • Tax litigation
  • CRA disputes
  • International taxation
  • Tax audit representations
  • Charitable registration
  • Corporate reorganization
  • Estate planning

Education & Career


Osgoode Hall Law School, LLM (Tax), 2018
University of New Brunswick, LLB, 2008
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, BBA (Hons.), 2005


Managing Partner, 2024 – present
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Section Chair, CBA-NL Tax Law
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Board Director, Kids Eat Smart Foundation
Commissioner, Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission Board of Commissioners, 2018 – 2023


Lexpert Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40’, 2023
Best Lawyers: Tax Law, 2024
Lexpert rating: Estate & Personal Tax Planning, 2023 – 2024

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