Vern is legal in-house counsel to Wealth Stewards and is involved in all legal matters for Wealth Stewards.
He is a former partner at a big-4 accounting firm, and has extensive experience in many areas of tax law, including the representation of large multi-national corporations at the Tax Court of Canada. More recently, Vern was formerly in-house legal counsel at iA Auto Finance (subsidiary of Industrial Alliance (TSX:IAG)) from 2015 to 2018, where he was responsible for all legal aspects of the company. Vern is also a serial entrepreneur and is a co-founder of several start-up businesses.
Vern completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1998 and received his LLB in 2001. He also obtained a Master of Taxation degree in 2003 before being called to the Bar in 2004.