Robert Couzin is counsel to Couzin Taylor LLP, the allied tax law practice of Ernst & Young LLP in Canada.
Mr. Couzin holds A.B. and A.M. degrees from the University of Chicago, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and a B.C.L. from the Faculty of Law of McGill University (Gold Medallist). He is a member of the Bar of Quebec, the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) and the Law Society of Alberta.
A past president of the International Fiscal Association (Canadian branch), Robert Couzin also served as a governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and vice-chair of the Fair Tax Commission of Ontario. He is currently chairman of the IFA Permanent Scientific Committee, chair of the Taxation Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Tax Committee of the Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. He has been a lecturer in the law faculties of the University of Toronto and McGill University and the Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mr. Couzin has spoken and written extensively on international and corporate taxation matters. He is the author of Corporate Residence and International Taxation, published in 2002 by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, and several dozen papers in publications of the Canadian Tax Foundation and other journals. He has been consistently recognized as one of Canada’s leading tax practitioners in various guides and surveys, including the International Tax Review North American survey of top tax advisers, Chambers Global’s The World’s Leading Lawyers, Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best, the Canadian Lexpert Directory and Law Business Research’s International Who’s Who Legal list of corporate tax lawyers.