Daniel Kiselbach, MBA

Partner | Vancouver, Toronto



Portrait of Daniel Kiselbach


Dan Kiselbach provides general legal counsel, and his practice focus is on global trade and tax. Over the last three decades he has appeared at all Canadian court levels, including the superior courts of several provinces, the Tax Court of Canada, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented clients in audit, assessment, enforcement, collections, criminal, and other matters, including London Court of International Arbitration proceedings. He is the Managing Partner of the Vancouver office, and also leads the firm’s Global Trade and Customs Group as well as the Vancouver Tax Group.

Dan provides legal, strategic, and planning advice. He has assisted clients in most areas of the economy, including the auto, agricultural, apparel, e-commerce, energy, first nations, financial, food, government, health care, manufacturing, marine, mining, not-for-profit, and public sectors. He frequently deals with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing legislation, customs and commodity tax planning, e-commerce, economic sanctions, export controls, logistics, and supply chain management. He is a member of the bars of B.C., Ontario and New York, and has extensive knowledge of the regulations affecting Canada-US trade and investment.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, International Trade and Finance Law, 2022 - 2024
  • Who’s Who Legal, Canada Guide – Global Leader; Trade & Customs, 2022
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada Guide– National Leader – Canada; Trade & Customs, 2020, 2022 - 2023
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Commodity Tax/Customs, 2020 - 2024
  • Martindale-Hubble: Distinguished, 2023

Thought leadership

  • Frequent speaker for entities such as the American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Chapter (AmCham – Pacific Chapter)
  • Authored works including Canadian Customs Law (Carswell) and The Annotated Customs Act (Thomson Reuters)

Corporate directorships

  • Director, Canada Eurasia Chamber of Commerce (CECC)
  • Director, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada – Pacific Chapter (AmCham – Pacific Chapter)

Professional memberships

  • Canadian Society of Customs Brokers (CSCB)
  • National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFFA) Canadian Apparel Association
  • Preferred business service advisor, US Commercial Service’s Business Service Provider Directory (Export.gov)

Bar admissions & education

  • New York, 2021
  • Ontario, 2019
  • British Columbia, 1990
  • Executive MBA Americas, Queen’s-Cornell, 2023
  • The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, In Depth Tax Course, Parts I and II, 2005
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1989
  • B.A., Simon Fraser University, 1983