Ali Spinner

Alexandra (Ali) Spinner

Partner, Tax
Alexandra Spinner Professional Corporation

2 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 1100, Toronto, ON, M4T 2T5


Alexandra (Ali) Spinner is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Ali is involved in all aspects of the firm’s domestic and international tax practices. She is experienced in estate and trust planning, corporate reorganizations, transaction advisory, and voluntary disclosure applications. Ali specializes in complex tax matters relating to business acquisitions and divestitures, philanthropy, estate freezes, post-mortem tax planning, tax due diligence, and corporate and estate tax returns.

With more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and tax and estate planning, Ali provides invaluable insight and expertise to each client scenario. She supports clients in their business planning and day-to-day decision-making. What Ali enjoys most is creating quality relationships with clients.

Ali is a past lecturer in the Commerce Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, CPA Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program, and the School of Accountancy Tax Program administered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

In 2016, Ali was named a winner of the prestigious M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award (Top 40 Under 40). In 2015, Ali was the recipient of CPA Ontario and the Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto’s Alumni Award.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto
  • Master of Management and Professional Accounting (MMPA), Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Community Involvement

  • Editor, Personal Tax and Estate Planning Journal, Federated Press (Thomson Reuters)
  • Treasurer, Save a Child’s Heart (Canada)
  • Chair, Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Trustee, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Chair, Professional Advisors Council of the SickKids Foundation
  • Finance and Audit Committee Member, Baycrest Foundation
  • Member, STEP National Conference Program Committee
  • Advisory Board Member, CPA Ontario Centre for Accounting Innovation Research at the University of Toronto

What questions do you hear most often from clients?

"The questions that I hear most often from clients are how they can organize their family's affairs in a tax efficient manner. I am passionate about helping clients navigate difficult questions or difficult concepts that come their way throughout their life horizon in the estate planning concept."