OTTAWA, ON, August 6, 2021 / CNW / – Department of Justice Canada
The Honorable David Lametti, Attorney General and Attorney General of Canada, announced today the following appointment as part of the judicial application process introduced in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit and diversity of the Canadian population and will continue to ensure the appointment of lawyers who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
Monica Biringer, Partner and Co-Chair, National Tax Department, at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto, is appointed judge at the Finance Court of Canada. Madam Justice Biringer replaces Ms. Justice KA Siobhan Monaghan, which is effectively brought before the Federal Court of Appeal 4th of August, 2021.
“I wish Justice Biringer good luck in your new role. I know she is a member of the Finance Court of Canadians. will serve well Canada. “
– The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
Justice Monica Biringer was born in Toronto and trained at the University of Toronto Schools, Queen’s University and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. She was called Ontario Bar in 1986.
Madame Justice Biringer After her appointment as a lawyer, she worked in the tax department of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, most recently as Co-Chair of the National Tax Group. For many years she worked in various areas of corporate tax planning, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance and financial restructuring. In recent years her focus has been on tax disputes and litigation, and she has worked in all instances before federal and regional courts in income tax matters. While at Osler, She also held various positions in company management.
Justice Biringer has written and spoken at conferences on a variety of Canadian tax matters, was a former governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, has taught the Bar Admission Course, and is on the editorial board of various tax publications. She has been recognized by various international and national tax organizations as a leading figure in tax law and for her contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
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Justice Biringer lives in Toronto With her husband, David Moritsugu. They are the proud parents of two grown children and a daughter-in-law.
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SOURCE Department of Justice Canada
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