As the firm’s resident expert in financial disputes that relate to matrimonial litigation, I specialize in disputes the relate to property division and income determination.  I honed my skills in this area of practice at a prominent boutique firm for over 22 years, and I’ve also dealt with my fair share other financial disputes along the way.  I support my colleagues at the firm who specialize in these other areas of practice with my knowledge and experience.
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I find sailboat racing and downhill skiing to be highly cathartic. Equally therapeutic, and easier on my knees, are sunny afternoons at classic ballparks, double-dates with my wife and our companions, Otis and Jenna, at off-leash dog parks, and RV road trips to music festivals. My favourite places outside of the office are 1) the start line at the Heineken Regatta 2) a long winding run down any green slope outside of Ontario 3) an outdoor major league ballpark on a sunny afternoon 4) any one of Toronto’s off-leash dog parks and 5) the Fair Grounds in New Orleans during the Jazz Festival.

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I am the tallest person at DeBresser Wintrip. In my second year at Wilfrid Laurier University, my roommate’s mother sent me an article about forensic accounting. It was a burgeoning profession, full of opportunity and excitement. I got hooked on the idea and quickly left my NBA dreams behind. I have practiced forensic accounting for over 20 years, specializing in the quantification of losses in commercial disputes and performing business valuations and financial due diligence across many industries.

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Walking the streets and parks of Toronto, I find myself drawn to the dog population. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, I can’t look away. That led me to a position as a volunteer member of the THS Board of Directors. I continue as a volunteer scrutineer for the THS annual general meeting. My own dog family has included Cleveland, Boston, Gruber and Kenzi. I am also a volunteer Board Member/Treasurer at Family Services Toronto. My favourite things to do involve watching sports of nearly any kind, the Leafs and Jays especially, and most importantly, biking with my wife Danielle on the Toronto Islands. If you can’t find us in the city, we are likely taking a break on a beach somewhere.

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My name is Jessica, and I have recently obtained my Bachelor of Business Administration and my Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University. I began my journey at DeBresser Wintrip as a co-op student while completing my undergraduate degree and have returned post-graduation to continue my experience. I am currently registered as a student with CPA Ontario with the goal of obtaining my CPA designation in the near future.

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Enjoying a breath of fresh air in the outdoors is something that I love in all seasons and forms. I look forward to camping trips during the summer months, ski trips during the winter, and most importantly hiking the great outdoors with friends and family year-round. You can often find me exploring the streets of Toronto looking for the best chai lattés and checking new eateries off my ever-growing list. If I am not out and about, I enjoy unwinding over a good board game.



Doug is our external consultant for all specialist matters related to income tax, both personal and corporate.  Doug is a seasoned accounting and financial professional who is in charge of his own boutique tax and financial consulting practice in Toronto.  In his early career, Doug held senior roles at the “Big Four” and medium-sized firms.  He has over 30 years of experience and maintains his CPA, CA, and CFP designations in good standing.

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Doug assists us in all areas where complicated income tax issues have an impact on our conclusions.  He also assists us with recommending setups, structures and ideas that facilitate settlement. When he is able to take the occasionally evening or weekend off, Doug enjoys a watching a good hockey game, and is also a reasonable beer-league centre.  He also works hard to keep his golf score at two digits.  If you have a concern that relates only to income tax matters, you can read more about Doug here.