Mr. Michael O'Keefe

Mr. Michael O'Keefe
Board of Directors

Thorsteinssons LLP Tax Lawyers

Michael O’Keefe, Q.C., graduated in Commerce and in Law from the University of British Columbia and received a Master of Law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been admitted to the Bars of the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario and has restricted his practice to tax law for more than thirty years. 

Mr. O’Keefe advises Canadian corporations and foreign multinationals on all aspects of Canadian taxation, including cross-border transactions and international structuring. He also gives tax planning advice to high net worth individuals. His practice includes dispute resolution. 

Mr. O’Keefe has served as a Special Assistant to the Minister of Finance, Government of Canada, and was a member of the Joint Taxation Committee of the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and of the Board of Governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He speaks and writes frequently on subjects relating to Canadian and international tax planning matters and is currently on the editorial board of the Federated Press “International Tax Planning Journal”. Mr. O’Keefe was an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, for twenty years.

Mr. O’Keefe is recognized as a leading practitioner by Lexpert in its guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, is listed by Law Business Research in its publication “An International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers”, by Euromoney Publications in its publication “Euromoney Legal Group Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers”, by Chambers & Partners in its global publication “The World’s Leading Lawyers”, and by Mondaq Professional Surveys in its on-line “Survey of Leading Taxation Advisors”.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.


Plaid for Dad

Plaid for Dad Fundraiser, June 14, 2019

Plaid for Dad is a workplace fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Canada, with online registration & fundraising leading up to Friday June 14th's "wear plaid to work" day. Visit the event website to register a team, join/fundraise for a team or buy plaid to wear on the day.      

Fathers Day Walk Run 2019

Raymond James Father's Day Walk Run Fundraiser, June 16, 2019

The 21st Annual Raymond James Walk Run fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC takes place on Sunday June 16, 2019 in various locations across BC. Registration fees ($40) include a shirt and BBQ lunch, and are waived for those who raise over $150. Click here to sponsor our Centre's team (opens in new window).



Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Friday, May 3, 2019

Dr. Mads Daugaard receives the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award

Dr. Daugaard
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Subramaniam joins UBC as Gobind Khorana Canada Excellence Research Chair in Precision Cancer Drug Design

Dr. Subramaniam
Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC