Shawn Stern | KPMG | CA
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Shawn Stern

Partner, Tax

KPMG in Canada

Shawn has over 18 years of public accounting experience with more than 14 years devoted to tax. Shawn's clients include public and private real estate landlords, developers, construction and engineering companies, hotel managers and owners, electricity and gas distributors and retailers and high net worth individuals and family offices. Shawn's real estate experience includes cross border (both inbound and outbound) acquisitions and dispositions, REIT mergers, private and widely held real estate funds and general tax planning in all aspects of the real estate industry. Shawn electricity and gas distribution and retailing experience arises from being involved in many transactions in that space, including mergers, dispositions and acquisitions. Shawn also specializes in the taxes payable under the Electricity Act, Ontario and has worked through corporate reorganizations and other transactions in that regime.

Shawn also has significant experience with high net worth individuals and family offices offering a fully integrated tax experience for private companies.

Areas of expertise

High Net Worth Individuals Power and utilities transformation Small Enterprises Transformation

Education and qualifications

  • BAS, York University

  • MBA, Schulich School of Business


  • CPA, CA

  • Canadian Tax Compliance

  • Canadian Tax Consulting

  • Private Company (KPMG Enterprise) Tax Services

  • Tax Accounting and IFRS

Community Involvement

  • Co-author, Canadian Real Estate Tax Handbook

  • CICA In-Depth Levels I, II, III and Corporate reorganization specialty Course

  • Board Member Robbins Hebrew Academy

  • Board Member and Treasurer Upper George Village Daycare

  • Committee member Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue

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