Carrie B E Smit is a partner and head of the tax group at Goodmans. Her practice encompasses all aspects of income taxation that arise in corporate and commercial transactions, including cross-border mergers, corporate reorganisations, domestic and international debt financings, debt restructurings and private equity investments.
Carrie is recognised as a leading tax lawyer by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisors and Guide to Women in Business Law, Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada, The Legal 500 and International Tax Review’s Women in Tax Leaders. Carrie was named the ‘Toronto Tax Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in Canada in 2016 and 2018, and she also received the Best in Tax Award at the 2012 Euromoney Americas’ Women in Business Law Awards.
Carrie has spoken at numerous tax conferences and has written papers on a variety of income tax matters. Carrie is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association, and is a former governor and executive committee member of the Canadian Tax Foundation. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1992.