David Downie

Partner, Canadian M&A Tax


  • University of Guelph
    BCom, Management Economics


  • Chartered Professional Accountant, Ontario

At Leo Berwick, Dave leads the Canadian tax practice and has 25 years of tax experience. His expertise lies primarily in international tax matters, including cross border mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and international financing structures. He has worked with a number clients both large and small.

Before joining Leo, Dave was a partner at a Big 4 and managed the relationships with global clients including pension funds, banks, insurance companies and large manufacturing conglomerates. Teaching is also a passion of Dave’s. He helped shape the curriculum taught to new Canadian tax practitioners, both as a lecturer and tutor, of the In-Depth program put on by CPA Canada.