Adam Aptowitzer

Partner and National Leader, Charitable and Not-For-Profit Law, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Adam Aptowitzer has practiced law with special expertise in the areas of law that pertains to charities, not-for-profit organizations, and other non-taxable entities in Canada. His practice involves tax litigation for private taxpayers and charities, and he has represented clients at the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Adam’s practice is diverse and includes high level tax planning for charities engaged in business activities, operating overseas, corporate governance and gift planning; for donors planning large donations; and international organizations seeking to work in Canada or with Canadian organizations operating abroad.

Adam contributes to the public policy debate through his academic papers and expert witness testimony. He has been a frequent contributor to the Canadian Taxpayer and the Canadian Not for Profit News, and has authored two papers on tax matters for the C.D. Howe Institute.

Prior to joining KPMG Law, Adam was the managing partner of a firm in the charity and not-for-profit law space.

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Ottawa

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, University of Calgary

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2002

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2010

  • Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association, Charities and Not-for-profit Section

  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Charities and Not-for-profit Section

  • Member, Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners