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Lori Whitfield Partner Toronto +1 416 366 0100

As a partner in the Grant Thornton Tax practice, I specialize in providing clients with a range of transfer pricing services. Leveraging 17 years of transfer pricing experience, and nine years as an economist for the federal government, I support clients in the areas of planning, documentation and transfer pricing controversy at the field, appeals and competent authority levels.

Throughout the years, I’ve helped many clients navigate the APA process, determine a sound and defensible transfer pricing model, acquire representation with the respective authorities and achieve successful restructurings. My career has taken me across the world, allowing me to gain transfer pricing experience in the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. I participated in the first Canadian-US joint audit—and worked extensively with the first entrant into the US CAP program. My industry focus areas include but are not limited to manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, pharmaceutical and construction.

Outside of the office, you can find me teaching the CICA’s transfer pricing in-depth course—specifically, the second transfer pricing module which I co-developed. I have also contributed to the OECD’s ongoing work in this field by providing input into its guidance for transfer pricing in emerging countries. I also frequently speak on the topic of transfer pricing for such organizations as the National Association for Business Economics, TEI and the Canadian Tax Foundation.

I have a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Queen’s University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and am a CPA/CMA.