Janice Russell

Partner, Transaction Tax Practice Leader


BDO Toronto



Executive Summary

Janice is the Transaction Tax Practice Leader in Canada, with more than 25 years of experience providing a range of tax services to clients in the financial services, private equity and real estate sectors. She is also the Tax Lead for our National Financial Services Practice.

Janice has in-depth knowledge and experience in tax matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and provides advice in respect of the structuring and due diligence aspects of a wide variety of domestic and international transactions, including those involving public and private companies, global financial institutions, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure funds, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, pooled funds, limited partnerships and mutual funds. She has particularly deep expertise advising clients in the asset management/wealth management sector. She also has significant experience analyzing the tax implications of derivative transactions as well as other innovative financial products and capital market transactions. 

Janice is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association and is the former Co-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association/Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Joint Committee on Taxation.

Professional Designations & Education

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Toronto
Masters of Tax Law, Osgoode Hall Law School