LL.B., Western University, 2005
B.A. (Honours), University of Toronto, 2002
CICA In-depth Tax Course, Parts I and II
Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Tax Foundation, International Fiscal Association, Law Society of Ontario
Called to the Ontario Bar 2006
Katy M. Pitch
Katy Pitch is a partner in the firm’s Tax Practice.
Her practice focuses on all areas of domestic and cross-border corporate income tax law (both public and private), including mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and reorganizations, banking transactions, the taxation of mining companies, investment and hedge funds, private equity and executive compensation.
In her taxation of executive compensation practice, Katy is involved in all aspects of the design and implementation of tax efficient executive compensation plans for public and private companies including equity and non-equity based incentive compensation arrangements.
Katy also frequently advises companies and investment funds on the taxation issues surrounding the digital economy initiatives, including FinTech and Blockchain. She is a regular speaker and writer on the taxation of cryptocurrency.
Katy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association. She is currently a member of the taxation law section of the Ontario Bar Association and an editor of Thomson Reuters' Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement Journal.
In 2018, Katy spoke at the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) conference on the topic of, Avoiding Cross-Border Pitfalls for Technology Companies. Katy was also honoured with a 2018 Lexpert Rising Stars – Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.
She joined the firm from Stikeman Elliott’s Toronto tax group where she was counsel.