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Reagan Ruslim is both a professional accountant and a lawyer. He worked for a big four accounting firm earning the designations of both Chartered Accountant in Canada and Certified Public Accountant in the United States. After several years as an accountant, Reagan decided to expand his horizons and attended law school at the University of Western Ontario. His quest for continuous improvement has provided him an unparalleled skillset in listening, negotiation, advocacy, and legal and financial analyses. Long story short, he’s the guy that everyone wants on their team.

Known by colleagues for a considered, results-driven approach, Reagan has an interpersonal savvy and empathy that allows him to establish thoughtful strategies that bring about optimal outcomes every time. His experience in law coupled with a strong background in finance including risk management and taxation enables him to provide practical, timely and effective solutions to client challenges. Reagan is currently finishing his LL.M In tax law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

 

  • Qualifications

    • MASTER OF LAWS (LLM), Taxation Focus, York University, Osgoode Law School in progress
    • MASTER OF LAWS (LLM), Labour, Employment, Human Rights Focus, York University, Osgoode Law School 2014
    • CERTIFIED HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL (CHRP, CHRL), Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario 2011
    • BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B / JD Equivalent), Taxation Focus, University of Western Ontario 2006
    • CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT, CPA, CA, CPA Ontario and New Hampshire Board of Accountancy 2003
    • BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BBA), Accounting & Finance Focus, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Professional affiliations

    • Member, Wilfrid Laurier University Senate 2001-2003
  • Recognition

    • First Place, Hicks Morley Labour Law Arbitration Competition, University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law 2004 2004 2001⎼2003
    • Scholarship Recipient, Magna for Canada “As Prime Minister I Would” 1999 1999
    • Recipient, Louise Carroll Memorial Scholarship 1999 1999
    • President’s Delegate, Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s “Team Canada” Trade Mission to Latin America 1998 1998
    • International Semi-Finalist, Electronic Data Systems Case Competition, Plano, Texas 1998 1998 1998
    • Gold Medalist, Queen’s University Entrepreneurship Competition 1997 1997
  • Speaking engagements and presentations

    • Panel Member, televised forum, “The Internationalization of Investment” with 20 top Canadian CEOs 1998
  • Publications

    • Published, “Unjust Dismissal Under the Canada Labour Code: New Law, Old Statute” 2015
    • Western Journal of Legal Studies, cited by Supreme Court of Canada in Wilson v. Atomic Energy Canada Ltd. 2015