Zahra Nurmohamed


 | Toronto

Zahra Nurmohamed* is a partner of the Tax & Trusts Group at Cassels, where she serves as Co-Chair of the team. An award-winning tax practitioner, Zahra offers 20 years of experience in Canadian corporate tax matters, including the structuring of mergers and acquisitions, as well as reorganizations and financings. With significant experience in the mining industry, Zahra offers niche expertise in resource taxation and an in-depth understanding of tax matters affecting Canadian businesses in a broad range of industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, and technology. She is a dedicated and collaborative community leader and is passionate about mentoring and fostering diverse and inclusive teams.

Zahra currently serves as co-editor-in-chief for Resource Sector Taxation, a journal devoted to tax issues of interest to the resource sector, and is a contributing writing to Canadian Resource Taxation, published by Thomson Reuters. She is also a past contributing writer for CCH Canadian Tax Reporter Commentary and writes and speaks on taxation issues of relevance to the mining industry.

Zahra was part of the 2009-2010 DiverseCity Nexus Co-hort and has taught at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law and Bar Admission Course. Prior to joining Cassels, Zahra served as Counsel, Tax Law and Senior Director, Professional Development at KPMG Law LLP.

*Services provided through a Professional Corporation

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Tax)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Tax)
  • International Tax Review, Women in Tax Leader (2021)
  • Lexpert, Rising Star Award (2011)
  • Lexpert Special Edition, Finance and M&A
  • Aga Khan Council for Ontario, Board Member
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Ontario), Board Member; Governance Committee, Chair
  • J.D., University of Windsor/University of Detroit Mercy, 1999
  • M.E.S., York University, 1996
  • B.A. (Hons.), Carleton University, 1994
  • Ontario, 2001
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Women in Mining