Stan Zinman

Stan Zinman

Partner, International Tax


BDO Toronto



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Executive Summary

Stan is an International Tax Partner and formerly BDO Canada’s International Tax Leader. He has over 30 years of experience in international and domestic tax planning for private and publicly owned companies. He advises on Canadian inbound and outbound corporate and business trust structures, with significant experience in the real estate, manufacturing and professional services sectors.

In addition to overseeing his clients' tax needs, Stan acts as a strategic advisor, providing support with purchase and sale due diligence investigations, financing transactions, and domestic and cross-border transactions.

Stan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO), the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association and is responsible for co-developing the Canada-U.S. Tax desk with a number of his counterparts at BDO United States.

Presenter, “Doing Business Globally,” BDO – Export Development Canada (EDC)
Presenter, “Non-Residents Investing In and Holding Canadian Real Estate,” 2005 Ontario Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2005)

Professional Affiliations

Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Senior Tax Practitioners’ Institute
Leader, International Tax Services, BDO Canada
Member, Corporate Tax Centre of Excellence, BDO International
Member, BDO Toronto Real Estate Specialty Group

Professional Designations & Education

Chartered Professional Accountant (1983)
Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario (1984)
Bachelor of Commerce, Concordia University (with distinction) (1981)