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 Crowe Soberman’s Tax Group, a member of the firm’s Management Committee, and leader of the High-Net-Worth tax practice. Her practice focuses on helping wealthy families and high-performance professionals structure their affairs in a tax-efficient manner. She works closely with her clients to ensure that their short and long term personal, financial, estate, and philanthropic goals are carefully considered in their planning. Ali brings a high level of passion and warmth to her practice and enjoys building deep relationships with her clients across generations.

Ali’s broad technical expertise includes domestic, cross-border, and international tax matters for individuals, trusts, estates, and corporations. She is experienced in complex estate and trust planning, post-mortem planning, corporate reorganizations, and the preparation of Canadian tax returns and compliance forms. Her transaction advisory experience includes tax due diligence and business purchase and sale structuring. She has testified in Ontario court and has been recognized by the court as an expert in taxation matters.

Ali has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and tax and estate planning. In 2022, she was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario. The distinction of Fellow formally recognizes her exceptional service to the professional and to the broader community.

 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 CPA Ontario.

In 2020, Ali was the recipient of the Award of Excellence presented by the Jewish Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee. In 2016, she was a winner of the M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Award (Top 40 Under 40). In 2015, she received the CPA Ontario and the Institute for Management & Innovation at the University of Toronto’s Alumni Award. She is also a 2002 recipient of the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award from the University of Toronto.


  • 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

  • Treasurer and Board Member, Save a Child’s Heart Canada
  • Chair, Professional Advisory Committee, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Trustee, Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto
  • Chair, Professional Advisors Council, SickKids Foundation
  • Development Committee Member, 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."

FCPA Tribute to Ali Spinner