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June 13, 2024

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Michael Cadesky, FCPA, FCA, FTIHK, CTA, TEP

Professional Status

  • Managing Partner, Cadesky and Associates LLP, Canadian and International Tax Specialists, Toronto
  • In full-time income tax practice since 1980
  • Chair, Lee, Cadesky & Company Limited, International Tax Consultants, Hong Kong
  • Elected Fellow of CPA (FCA Designation)
  • Past Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Chairman, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Worldwide), 2004—2006, and Chair, STEP Canada, 1998—2004; currently Vice President of STEP Worldwide
  • Chairman, Tax Specialist Group (TSG), 1999—present
  • Chairman, International Tax Specialist Group (ITSG), 2005—present
  • Author of numerous papers on Canadian and international taxation, lecturer and media commentator on tax issues
  • Editor-in-Chief, Taxation of Real Estate in Canada (Carswell), co-author, Trusts and International Tax Treaties (Tottel), Taxation at Death (Carswell), Towards Greater Fairness in Taxation, A Model Taxpayer Charter
  • Frequent speaker at professional seminars in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia
  • Specialist in international tax matters, with knowledge of numerous tax systems around the world
  • Advised on tax policy and administration to Minister of National Revenue, Auditor General, Department of Finance, Canada Revenue Agency and several foreign governments
  • Board member, Asia Oceania Tax Consultants Association (AOTCA)


  • CPA Canada
  • CPA Ontario (Fellow)
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (Fellow)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • International Fiscal Association

Academic Background

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course, 1983
  • Chartered Accountant (Ontario), 1980
  • Master of Business Administration - Accounting, Finance, and Economics, York University, 1978
  • Recipient of Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Bachelor of Science - Physics and Applied Mathematics (First Class Combined Honours), York University, 1976