Hari Nesathurai



Phone: 1-647-259-1750
Direct: 1-647-259-1754
Fax: 1-647-259-1777
Email: hnesathurai@c2globallaw.com
Office: Toronto, ON  |  Rochester, NY


  • Tax Law
  • Trust and Estate Law
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Tax Appeals
  • US Trademarks
  • International Law

Executive Summary

Hari practice areas include tax, trademarks, trusts and estates, and technology law as well as related litigation to federal, state and provincial courts and tribunals in Canada and the United States.

Hari is retained as lead counsel and advisor on many international and cross border structuring an litigation files and brings a practical and business approach to the practice of law.

Representative Work

Hari has been involved in representing:

  • Advised on $90M acquisition of TSX-V public company by Singapore investment group
  • Advised on $40M real estate acquisition by developer of development lands in greater Toronto area
  • Successfully appealed satellite piracy case against Bell
  • Advised and restructured $10M trusts in Isle of Man and Bermuda to comply with recent tax changes
  • Advised on setting up a Bermuda captive insurer for a Canadian public entity

Publication and Presentation

  • Annual update to CGA Association on Tax Law
  • Presenter – Starting a small business for Industry Canada
  • Appeared on CBC Radio  – The Current – Nortel Disability Insurance
  • Canadian Lawyer Magazine – February 2014 – Real Estate Nuts and Bolts of owning U.S. Property
  • CPA Ontario – A Day in Tax Court


  • LL.M. (tax), Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001
  • JD, University of Western Ontario, 1994
  • B.Sc. Management Systems, General Motors Institute, 1989


  • New York State Bar, 1995
  • Massachusetts Bar, 1995
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario, 1996
  • Law Society of England and Wales, Solicitor, 2005
  • United States District Court, 1995
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, 1995
  • United States Tax Court, 2010
  • Unites States Court of Appeals for the  First Circuit, 2010
  • Law Society of British Columbia, 2013
  • Trademark Agent, US & Canada


  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association