Peter Spiro’s work as counsel for the Rogerson Law Group focusses on estate and tax planning, and support for estates litigation and general civil litigation.
His understanding of finance and investment analysis, as well as the law, gives him a unique perspective to assist clients involved in complex tax disputes and estate planning issues. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked for more than 20 years in senior economic policy and finance positions with the Ontario Government, helping to design tax legislation and undertaking investment return analysis for infrastructure and pension planning.
He has published many articles in leading professional journals, both in law and economics. His analysis has made him one of Canada’s most cited experts on the problems of tax evasion and the underground economy.
Peter earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University.
He holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in economics from the University of Toronto. He has studied towards a doctorate in economics, having completed comprehensive exams and course work at the University of Chicago.
Media and Publications
- Family Wealth Preservation: Estate Planning Through Corporation
- More Tax Advantages From Incorporation for Professional Business Owners
- Disinheritance and Will Changes
- “The Coronavirus Pandemic and Frustration of Contracts,” 2020.
- “Fraudulent Conveyance and the Real Property Limitations Act,” 2020.
Awards And Accolades
- Stringer LLP Award for Labour and Employment Law
- Howard S. Black Prize in Estates
- Fogler Rubinoff LLP Prize in Debtor/Creditor Law
- Martin J. Rochwerg Prize in Tax, Estates and Trusts Law
- Women’s Law Association of Ontario Prize in Estate Planning
- The Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award from the Canadian Tax Foundation