Kristen Duerhammer

Partner, Tax Litigation & Dispute Resolution, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Kristen specializes in tax litigation and dispute resolution. She represents taxpayers before the courts, advises taxpayers on communications with tax authorities, and provides legal risk assessments on potential transactions. 

At KPMG Law, Kristen collaborates with KPMG’s diverse range of professionals to resolve complex tax questions and deliver innovative approaches to her clients. She dedicates meticulous detail to considering all perspectives, preparing evidence, and presenting arguments.  

Kristen has experience in a broad range of tax areas, including transfer pricing, foreign accrual property income, the general anti-avoidance rule, insurer and policyholder taxation, registered investments, scientific research & experimental development claims, derivative assessments, expense deductibility, charitable donations, limitation periods, and penalties.

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Levels I, II and III

  • JD/MBA – Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business

  • Honours BSc (Math) – Western University

  • Honours BMus – Western University

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2015

  • Advocates’ Society

  • Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Guest Instructor for Tax Lawyering

  • CPA In-Depth Tax Dispute Resolution, Volunteer Instructor

  • Osgoode Women’s Network, Mentor