Jack Silverson specialises in taxation with a focus on the income tax aspects of corporate finance, including developing debt, equity and trust financings, mergers and acquisitions and reorganisations. He has extensive experience with respect to advising tax exempt entities, real estate investment trusts and income funds. During 1991–1992, Mr Silverson was seconded as the special adviser to the director of the Current Amendments and Regulations Division of Revenue Canada and is a former member of the CBA-CICA Joint Committee on Taxation. He is cross-appointed to the pensions and benefits department and was recently appointed as head of the Osler pension investment group.