Michael Ding



Michael Ding

Michael Ding is a Tax Associate at WeirFoulds LLP.

Prior to joining WeirFoulds, Michael practised as Counsel at the Department of Justice Canada, representing the Crown before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. Michael has experience in advising on various tax and dispute resolution issues.

Michael received his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School and his Honours Business Administration degree from Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. Following law school, Michael served as a judicial law clerk at the Tax Court of Canada.

When he’s not practising law, Michael enjoys skiing, scuba diving and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.

  • Triskelion Projects International Inc. v. Her Majesty the Queen (2022 TCC 63)
  • Robert Mandel et al. v. 1909975 Ontario Inc. et al., (2020 ONSC 5343 (Commercial List), affirmed by 2021 ONCA 844)
  • Minister of National Revenue v. Coinsquare Ltd. (T-1114-20)
  • Perinpanayagam v. TFSA Processing Unit and the Attorney General of Canada (2020 FC 1111)
  • Insurance Institute of Ontario v. The Minister of National Revenue (2020 TCC 69)
  • Lagace v. Her Majesty the Queen (2019 TCC 249)
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Goodmans LLP Award for Academic Excellence (2016)
  • The Advocates’ Society, Young Advocates Standing Committee
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Toronto Young Practitioners Group, Steering Committee
  • Ontario Bar Association, Taxation Law Section, Member
  • University of Toronto, Master of Forensic Accounting Program, Expert Witness
    Moot Court
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Ottawa Young Practitioners Group, past steering committee member
Called to the Bar
  • Ontario, 2018

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2017 (Taxation Law Stream)
  • University of Western Ontario – Ivey Business School, Honours Business Administration (H.B.A.), 2014
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • French (working proficiency)

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Students Canada, past Tax Advocacy Project Coordinator

Speaking Engagements

Instructor, "Preparing for a Flipping Tax Dispute", GTA Accountants & GTA Finance Network, January 19, 2023
Speaker, "Bad Facts Make Bad Law? A Reviews of Deans Knight", Canadian Tax Foundation YP Committee, December 14, 2022
Presenter, "Take Your Client to (Tax) Court - Navigating the Informal Procedure Process", GTAAFN, Virtual, November 9, 2022