Virginia Zhao

Virginia’s practice involves tax planning and implementation. She regularly advises clients on business succession, tax-driven reorganizations, and tax issues related to estate and trust planning.

Virginia has experience with tax issues arising in connection with the acquisition or sale of a business, divorce or separation, and residential or commercial real estate. Her practice area includes federal and provincial income tax, GST/HST, PST, speculation and vacancy tax, property transfer tax, and Vancouver’s empty homes tax.

Virginia is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and has full professional proficiency in the written Chinese language. She is currently enrolled in Part III of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course.

Virginia was called to the Bar in the Province of British Columbia in 2016 and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, in 2015. While in UVic, Virginia’s team won the best appellate factum in the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot. Before joining Legacy, Virginia articled in the Vancouver office of an international firm and subsequently practiced tax and corporate law in a national firm.

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch)
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

Recent Professional Publications and Activities

  • “Acquisitions of Control and Effective Use of Corporate Losses” (Co-Author, PBLI Conference, February 5, 2019)