Sonia is a Lawyer and Tax Specialist with degrees from York University and the University of Western Ontario. With over 20 years’ experience, her areas of expertise include Estate Planning, Personal and Corporate Tax Minimization, Reorganization of Companies, Mergers and Acquisitions. She assists clients with Tax Audits, Appeals and Voluntary Disclosures.
Sonia has extensive experience in a number of different business areas including real estate investments, cross-border planning, business succession, and much more. In addition to managing the robust tax practice of HS & Partners, Sonia also runs our in-house law firm, Vaknin Law Professional Corporation, specializing in business and tax law matters.
Sonia is a board member of Entrepreneurs Organization, a leading international business group; as well as a national charity, Engage & Change (facilitating corporate opportunities to assist in the alleviation of poverty and homelessness). Sonia is active in many philanthropic endeavors, including volunteering in mentorship programs for business and accounting students.
Sonia has appeared on T.V. business talk shows and has been a keynote and/or guest speaker at multiple events on various tax and business topics.