Laurie is the epitome of the expression, "if you want something done quickly, give it to a busy person". Laurie's client base has mushroomed over the years because of his almost ridiculous attention to detail and his driving sense of getting it done quickly and efficiently, but above all getting it right.
As with all the partners, Laurie started GCSE in 1993, after having been a tax partner in a major mid-sized accounting firm for a number of years.
His practice has grown in a number of directions, not the least of which is acting for a significant number of lawyers and doctors, as their personal accountant and advisor.
Based on both the nature and extent of his personal income tax involvement, Laurie has become one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the personal tax field, anywhere in the country. Notwithstanding, or maybe because of this expertise, Laurie has also developed a large client following of owner/managed enterprises. Such clients are acutely aware of the interaction of personal and corporate tax to their overall financial well-being.
Combining his knowledge and experience with his innate ability to communicate with people has made Laurie a highly sought after professional.
Laurie has also been involved in the speaking and writing process, especially with our In Touch With Tax publication. Laurie gets most of the credit (or blame) for the warped sense of humour that has become such an integral part of this publication.
Laurie has a B.Com. from the University of Toronto (1980) and holds a CA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (1983). He obtained the TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) designation in 2003.