Paul
Grower

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Biography

Paul leads a diverse practice focusing on contentious tax matters and banking litigation.

Paul acts in a broad array of tax disputes. He has appeared at the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and all levels of court in Manitoba. Complementing Paul’s tax practice is his work with banks, credit unions, and other major lenders in enforcement proceedings, foreclosures and creditors’ rights litigation.

He also practises in the domain of privacy law. He advises businesses in a range of industries on data management and privacy regulatory concerns, including data breaches and compliance with anti-spam legislation.

Paul holds significant leadership roles in the legal profession in Manitoba. He is a governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and currently serves as an elected bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba. 

Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2022 Lawyer of the Year, Tax Law (Winnipeg)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2022, Corporate Tax

Presentations

Taxation

  • Program Committee Member, Presenter and Moderator, "Recent Court Decisions" (Canadian Tax Foundation, Prairie Provinces Tax Conference 2022)
  • Program Committee Member and Moderator, "Navigating through the Canadian Web of 'Digital' Sales Taxes – Implications for Cross-Border Transactions" and "Remote Business – Our Clients' New Reality" (Canadian Tax Foundation, September 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2021 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2021)
  • Program Committee Member and Moderator, The Definitive Guide to Owner-Manager Taxation Webcast, “Compensation Strategies” and “International Tax for Owner-Managers: An Introduction for Non-Specialists” (Canadian Tax Foundation, September 2020)
  • Co-Presenter, "Hot Topics in Tax Law" (CPA Manitoba, February 2020)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2020 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2020)
  • Co-Presenter, "Wills & Estates" (CPA Manitoba, November 2019)
  • Presenter, "Net Worth Audits—Tips & Traps" (Video Tax News Seminar, November 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Income Tax Hot Topics" (CPA Manitoba, February 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2019 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, "Director Liability—Taxes & Other Risks" (CPA Manitoba, November 2018)
  • Presenter, "Tax Update 2018" (Video Tax News Seminar, November 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, "Tax Issues in Family Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section, October 2018)
  • Presenter, "Update on the Canada Child Benefit, Wholly Dependent Person Credit and Principal Residence Reporting” (Manitoba Bar Association, Family Law Section, April 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, "Income Tax Hot Topics" (CPA Manitoba, February 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, "Current Issues in Tax Law" (Manitoba Bar Association, The MBA 2018 Mid-Winter Conference, January 2018)
  • Presenter, "If CRA Comes Knocking” (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, December 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, "Practice Management for Tax Professionals" (Canadian Tax Foundation's 69th Annual Tax Conference, November 2017) 
  • Presenter, "Tax Tips" (Video Tax News Seminar, November 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “The Impact of Family Law on Commercial Transactions & Succession Planning” (CPA Manitoba, October 2017)

Civil Litigation

  • Presenter, "Big Ideas - Creating Excellent Lawyers – What is the Key? It’s Experience" (2017 Isaac Pitblado Lectures)
  • Co-Presenter, Litigation Procedure: "Why Risk Management is Good for Your Health" (Institute of Chartered Accounts of Manitoba, September 26, 2014)
  • Co-Author & Presenter, Professionals, "Privilege and Problems" (STEP Canada, September 2012)
  • Presenter, "A (Partial) Roadmap to the Queen's Bench Rules" (Manitoba Bar Association, 2008 Mid-Winter Conference)

Privacy

  • Presenter, "PIPEDA 2.0, FIPPA 2.0 & PHIA 2.0" (Manitoba Bar Association, CCCA (Canadian Corporate Counsel Association) Section, October 2021)
  • Co-Presenter, "Social Media and Education" (Manitoba School Boards Association, Fall Professional Development & Meetings, November 2019) 
  • Presenter, "Privacy Issues in Schools: Concerns and Best Practices” (Pembina Trails School Division, January 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Social Media in the Educational Workplace” (Manitoba Association of School Superintendents, January 2017) 
  • Numerous presentations to clients in respect of implications of privacy laws on their businesses

Publications

Taxation

Privacy

  • Author, "PIPEDA's new Breach Notification Rules come into force November 1: Is your business ready?" (Connected, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce e-newsletter, October 2018) 
  • Author, "Is your business ready for CASL’s private right of action?" (The Brief Volume 9 Issue 1, Spring 2017)
  • Co-Author, "Misrepresentations in marketing: Private damage claims coming soon" (The Brief Volume 9 Issue 1, Spring 2017
  • Co-Author, "Keeping up with CASL" (The Brief Volume 7 Issue 2, Fall 2015)
  • Co-Author, "Recent amendments to Canada’s private-sector privacy legislation: What does it mean for your business?" (The Brief Volume 7 Issue 2, Fall 2015)
  • Author, "Canada's new anti-spam law comes into force on July 1, 2014: What does it mean for your business?" (The Brief Volume 6 Issue 1, Spring 2014)

Education

  • University of Manitoba, ​LLB, 2001
  • University of Winnipeg, BA (Honours, Gold Medallist), 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Manitoba, 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Manitoba Branch
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation