Veronika Chang‘s practice focuses on US tax matters, with an emphasis on the IRS tax controversies, voluntary disclosures, and US-Canada cross-border tax planning. She is admitted to practice both in the US and in Canada, and is licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Foreign Legal Consultant to give US legal advice, which is a requirement for all Ontario lawyers who provide advice on foreign law.
Veronika works with individual and corporate clients on matters involving U.S. domestic, U.S.-Canada cross-border tax planning, and other international tax matters. Veronika has represented large multinational corporations at all levels of controversy before the IRS, using both traditional and alternative dispute resolution methods. She also has extensive experience in advising and representing individual and corporate clients in their voluntary disclosures to the US federal and state tax authorities. She also regularly deals with the IRS penalties and collection matters, and has represented clients before the US Tax and District Courts.
Veronika earned her Honours B.Sc. from the University of Toronto (1998), her J.D., cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law (2005), and her LL.M. (Taxation) from the New York University School of Law (2010). Veronika was admitted to the New York and New Jersey State Bars in 2006, was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2014 and is currently admitted to practice before the US Tax Court. Before joining MKW, Veronika worked as a tax consultant providing strategic tax planning services to closely held businesses throughout the US and Canada, then joined the tax controversy services group of a major international accounting firm in New York City where she provided a full range of tax advisory services to large corporate clients and represented clients before the IRS. Most recently before joining MKW, Veronika practiced US tax law at a tax law boutique in Canada.