Lipton Chartered Accountants
Business Advisory Services
Stephen Aidelbaum

Mel Leiderman

FCPA, FCA, TEP, ICD.D
Mel Leiderman Professional Corporation

E-mail: mel@liptonllp.com

Direct Line: 416.496.2900 ext. 109


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Mel Leiderman graduated from the University of Windsor in 1973 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. After completing his undergraduate studies, Mel joined the accounting firm of Clarkson, Gordon (now Ernst & Young) in London, Ontario and obtained his CA designation while at that firm in 1977. He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2013.

In 1978 he joined Lipton LLP and has been instrumental in the continuing growth of the firm. The firm has been in existence since 1976 but dates back to 1959 when the two founding partners started public practice together. Since then the firm has grown to 10 partners and a total complement of approximately 45 people.

Mel is a senior partner of the firm as well as the lead engagement partner for a number of clients. He has over 30 years experience specializing in assurance and advisory services, financing, tax, estate and strategic planning for corporations, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations. He constantly seeks to add value with his hands-on approach in such areas as reporting requirements, internal controls, tax matters, succession planning, organizational and strategic planning issues.

Mel has completed the C.I.C.A. In-Depth Tax Course, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Course sponsored by the Faculty of Law – University of Windsor, and the Directors Education Program sponsored by the ICD and the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and obtained his director certification from the ICD. He is a member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, a company listed on the TSX and NYSE and serves on the Board of Trustees and is chairman of the Audit Committee of Morguard North American Residential REIT which is listed on the TSX.

He is a former member of the North York General Hospital Foundation Professional Advisory Committee, the Accounting Standards Board (CICA) Private Enterprises Advisory Committee and the Discipline Committee of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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