Associates


Gary Pelzer
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Consultant

Gary was a partner with the firm since 1992, when he was recruited by Bruce Wenman, a former peer at Deloitte. He has extensive knowledge in the area of GST and HST and has been responsible for much of our research, rulings and interpretations. Gary recently retired as a partner but continues to consult with some of our long standing clients.  

Gary is a die-hard Canucks fan and an avid sportsman. Recently he has discovered a new love - pickle ball and has toured to participate in tournaments. 

“Experience is the key to success in our business, and that is what we bring to the table in spades.”

Bob Arnold
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SR&ED Consultant

Bob (BSc, MBA, CMA, CPA) started his career with Computer Sciences Corporation as an ICT specialist in job cost, mining and mineral exploration. He then followed this with ten years with Pacific Press, then ten years consulting to government with the R&D tax credit program, then ten years as Senior Manager with KPMG's Vancouver Tax Practice. Bob now enjoys consulting with LWA, applying his vast SR&ED knowledge to a select group of clients.  

Brian Simundic
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Consultant

Brian (BSc, CMA, CPA) worked for the 'other side' for about 35 years - with both the BC and federal taxation agencies, in their various permutations, including Revenue Canada, Consumer Tax Audit Branch (now CTB) and the Canada Revenue Agency. He knows tax departments' procedures and has performed many audits.

He is happy to now use that knowledge for the benefit of LWA clients - recovering money in the opposite direction, from the government back to the organizations. Brian is an avid tennis player, an all around nice guy, and enjoys traveling the world.

Glen Smith
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Consultant

Glen joined LWA in 2008, bringing with him over 30 years of knowledge and experience in provincial and federal tax recoveries. He has worked for both private and public firms prior to joining our team, including a wide variety of industries, such as pulp & paper, plastics, transportation, oil & gas, forestry and sawmills. Glen has also worked as a Consumer Tax auditor.

While he is a whiz with tax recovery and numbers, he is also a "hands-on" type of guy at home – he built the family home and does maintenance and most repair of their vehicles.

Jordin Alcock
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Consultant

Jordin is born and raised in Saskatchewan and lives in Saskatoon. He gained experience over years of assisting his father Tom Alcock at reviews across Canada. He now does most of the reviews in Saskatchewan, but as with all our consultants, also does a fair bit of travel.

Jordin reviews a broad range of clients, specifically companies involved in construction, manufacturing, finance and energy. He also reviews school divisions and municipalities, many who have been long time clients of ours.

Larry Griffiths
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Consultant

Larry has extensive corporate experience and a diligent work ethic. He performs his reviews with great care and professionalism. Larry travels all over Alberta to review a wide range of organizations, including but not limited to: companies in the oil and gas business, alternative energy, construction, entertainment, real estate investment, and financial institution sectors. He also covers school districts and municipalities. Larry has his CGA designation and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Windsor chapter of the CGAs. He has been a scout leader for many years and has coached and played several sports.

Tom Alcock
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Consultant

Tom is a veteran of LWA with almost 20 years of experience. Although he is now mostly retired, Tom is still part of our team and occasionally contributes with his expertise to more challenging reviews.