Jack Walker Q.C.


D: (416) 238-2219
T: (416) 238-2221

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Jack is one of the most renowned and highly respected property tax lawyers in Canada and has acted on many high profile cases. He was called to the bar in 1967.

His practice encompasses a variety of assessment and property taxation matters for both private and public sector clients throughout Ontario and Canada.

Jack represents taxpayers and municipalities before the Assessment Review Board and the courts, in various provinces, in valuation disputes for all types of real properties. He advises clients on all matters relating to assessment and municipal taxation.

He has provided consulting services for both federal and provincial government agencies and authorities.

Jack has acted as an arbitrator in lease interpretation and apportionment disputes.

Jack spent a total of 10 years teaching at Osgoode Hall Law School and has also been guest lecturer at the University of Toronto. Jack is the co-author of the Ontario Property Tax Assessment Handbook, which is widely regarded as an essential publication for property tax and assessment practitioners. Jack is the editor of Ontario Assessment Legislation and is a regular contributor to the International Property Tax Institute’s publications and journal.

He co-founded the International Property Tax Institute and was the founder of the Ontario Property Tax Lawyers Association. Jack has written extensively on the topics of assessment and property taxation. He was a member of the Lincoln Land Institute and lectured on its behalf in Canada and the United States. He was also a member of the legal advisory committee of the International Association of Assessing Officers.

Jack’s education includes a B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D.) in 1965, and Honours in his Bar Admission Course at the Law Society of Upper Canada. He became a member of Her Majesty’s Counsel (Q.C.) in 1981. He is an honourary member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors (HON) MIMA.

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