Partner

Frank is the head of the Tax Department at Taylor McCaffrey LLP.

Frank’s very active practice has been restricted exclusively to corporate and commercial, tax, tax dispute resolution, wills, estates and trust law from its inception. In addition, he has taught taxation law for the Law Society of Manitoba, the University of Manitoba Law School and elsewhere in various capacities since 1980. He is currently the Law School’s Course Head for its third-year Corporate Tax course. He was also a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba.

Frank is recognized as a trusted adviser. He is well known and sought out for his proactive, innovative and creative tax, trust and will advice that is considered to be ahead of the curve.

He is also a strong believer in Philanthropy and giving back to the community.

Frank is both Judicial and Peer Rated with the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Frank is a Peer Rated Best Lawyers lawyer for Tax, Trusts (Wills), Estates and Corporate Governance.

Qualifications and Education

  • Admitted to the Bar, 1980, Manitoba.
  • University of Manitoba (B.Comm. (Hons.), 1976;  L.L.B., 1979).
 

Member

  • Canadian Bar Association.
  • Manitoba Bar Association.
  • American Bar Association.
  • The Law Society of Manitoba.
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
  • Canadian Tax Foundation.
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba.
  • The Associates of the Asper School of Business.
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers.

Positions

  • Appeals Committee of Chartered Professional Accountants Manitoba, Member
  • Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Manitoba Tax Committee, Member
  • Mount Carmel Clinic Foundation Inc., Director
  • Meals on Wheels of Winnipeg, Director
  • Audit Committee of the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education, Chair
  • Winnipeg Library Foundation, Inc., Founding Director and Honorary Solicitor
  • Victoria General Hospital Foundation; Director
  • Winnipeg Chinese Cultural & Community Centre Inc., Director
  • Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba, Former Governor
  • Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Past Chair
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Former Governor
  • University of Manitoba, Planned Giving Committee, Former Member
  • Jewish National Fund, Former Director
  • Jewish Child & Family Services, Former Director
  • Canadian Bar Association, Tax Section, Chair (1984-1990)

Lecturer

  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Third Year Corporate Tax Course, Course Head and Sessional Lecturer.
  • Law Society of Manitoba: Bar Admission Course, Lecturer in Taxation (1980-1985, 1991-1992);
  • Law Society of Manitoba Continuing Education: “Retirement Compensation Arrangements, Employee Profit Sharing Plans and Health & Welfare Trusts”; “Tax Aspects of Litigation”; “Tax for the General Practitioner”.
  • Certified General Accountants of Manitoba: “Domestic Trust Tax Planning Strategies”, “The Proposed Civil Penalty Provisions for Tax Practitioners”.
  • Video Tax News, Assorted Current Topics.
  • Meyers Norris Penny continuing education seminar: “RRSP’s investing in small businesses”.
  • Canadian Association of Family Enterprises: “Tax Planning for Succession”.
  • Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Tax Conference: “Getting Dollars Out of Closely Held Businesses”.
  • Reed Stenhouse Limited lunch hour seminars: “Tax Aspects of Insurance”.
  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference: “The Alternative Minimum Tax”.
  • Equitable Life Insurance Company Annual Convention: “Tax Planning for the Life Insurance Representative”.
  • Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada Annual Convention: “Tax Planning for the Small Businessman”.
  • Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg: “Inter Vivos Trusts”, Testamentary Trusts, Alter Ego Trusts.
  • Suncorp Equities Inc. Seminar: “Canadians Investing in U.S. Real Estate”.
  • University of Winnipeg Continuing Education Division: “Tax Planning for the Individual”.
  • Manitoba Mid Winter Bar Convention: “The Small Business Rules”; “The Recent Amendments”.
  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank Manitoba and North West Ontario Region Managers’ Convention: “Tax Planning for Bank Managers”.

Awards

  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year (Tax), 2012, 2016 and 2018″
  • Chief Justice Robson Award, 1979
  • University Gold Medal, 1976
  • Alumni Scholarship, 1976
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Administrative Studies, 1975 & 1976