Justin Kutyan

Senior Partner and National leader, Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution, KPMG Law LLP

KPMG in Canada

Justin is KPMG Law LLP's Senior Partner and National Leader. He specializes in litigating tax cases. He has extensive experience in trial advocacy, and is well versed in strategic and tactical courtroom skills that can help to win at trial or produce favourable settlements.

Having mastered the art of crafting and shaping effective defence strategies, Justin has been recognized for his ability to fashion novel and creative arguments and for his determination to push at the boundaries of conventional thinking.

At KPMG Law LLP, Justin has a broad and versatile tax litigation practice. He has successfully resolved disputes involving a wide range of income tax, GST/HST, and customs issues. Over the course of his career, Justin has appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court, and Federal Court of Appeal. He has also assisted on cases before the Supreme Court of Canada.

He also advises on all other stages in the dispute process, and has familiarity navigating the audit and appeals process with Canada Revenue Agency.

  • LL.B., Tax Law Stream, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School

  • B.A. with Distinction, Economics, York University

  • Called to the Ontario Bar (2007)

  • Adjunct professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

  • Instructor, Navigating & Resolving Tax Disputes, CPA

  • Lecturer, In-Depth Tax Course (GAAR), CPA

  • Member of Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Canadian Bar Association