Carrie B E Smit is a partner and head of Goodmans’ tax group. Her practice focuses on corporate commercial transactions, cross-border mergers, corporate reorganisations, debt restructurings, domestic and international debt financings, international tax planning and private equity investments. She is the author of many papers on income tax matters and a frequent speaker at conferences. She was the recipient of the Best in Tax Award at the 2012 Euromoney Americas’ Women in Business Law Awards. She is recognised as a leading tax lawyer by Lexpert, Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney, The Legal 500 Canada and Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada. She is a member of CBA and IFA. A former governor and member of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Tax Foundation, she was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1992.