Deborah Graystone

Partner, Leader of BDO Americas Private Client Service


BDO Vancouver



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Executive Summary

Deborah is a Private Client Services (PCS) partner in Canada and Leader of BDO Americas Private Client Service Practice. 

With over 25 years of experience, Deborah works with clients to develop strategies to minimize the tax burden on business and investment activities by offering specific and practical solutions that will comply with, and withstand challenges by, the tax authorities nationally and internationally.

Deborah primarily works with entrepreneurs and ultra high net worth individuals who have significant commercial and private investments in Canada and throughout the world, in order to ensure effective and ethical tax minimization strategies, estate planning, and wealth extraction.

As leader of BDO Canada’s Real Estate, Construction, and Infrastructure Tax Group, her focus includes corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, structuring real estate development and infrastructure projects, partnership issues, and business succession. She also has considerable experience in providing advice on private equity and venture capital transactions.

Deborah is the Canadian representative to BDO International Private Client Group. She is also a frequent lecturer and author on complex taxation matters for the Chartered Professional Accountants, Certified General Accountants Associations, and the University of British Columbia.

Professional Affiliations

Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
Certified General Accountants Association of Ontario
Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba
Canadian Tax Foundation
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Estate Planning Council of Vancouver

Professional Designations & Education

CICA In-depth Tax Course, all levels
Registered Trust and Estate Practitioner
Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant
Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Community Involvement

Board of Directors, Vancouver Opera

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