WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - Jeff Pniowsky, a Tax Dispute Resolution Lawyer with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, a Winnipeg based law firm, successfully acted on behalf of the intervenor, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) cases of Bastien and Dube (2) - dealing with tax exemption related to property and interest income on Indian reserves.

Jeff says, "These decisions will have a profound impact for First Nations, not only with respect to the specific issue of banking on reserves but also the broader area of aboriginal taxation."

Don Douglas, the firm's Managing Partner and CEO was quoted, "We are pleased with the outcome of this case. Jeff is a valuable asset to his clients on their tax matters and to the firm."


Formerly a senior Tax Litigator with the Federal Department of Justice acting on behalf of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for almost 10 years, Jeff now serves local and national clients with a wealth of experience in litigating at all levels of both the Provincial and Federal courts.


Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (TDS) is a leading Canadian law firm for business, employment, advocacy and dispute resolution, with more than 120 years of history providing legal services to its clients locally, nationally and internationally. The full-service firm's seventy-four lawyers cover over 20 areas of practice and offer services in six languages including English, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian and Portuguese. TDS is one of the founding members of Lex Mundi, the world's foremost association of independent law firms.

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Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Jeff Pniowsky
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