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”.

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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.



Rock4Prostate fundraiser - Friday Nov 8, 2019

The 2nd annual Rock4Prostate event takes place Friday Nov 8 at the Backstage Lounge Pub on Granville Island.  Tickets available at Eventbrite and at the door ($20 or $10 for students 19+), with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada.  Please visit the Facebook event page for more details

VPC Movember 2013 team

Movember fundraiser: Nov. 1 - 30, 2019

Movember is an international charity raising funds for men's health initiatives. Movember Canada focuses on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Please visit to join or donate to our Centre's Movember fundraising team.


Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dr. Jefferies elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dr. Jefferies
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dr. Lallous appointed Senior Research Scientist, featured in VCH News

Dr. Lallous