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Graham Fuga

Articling Student

Graham joins Pitblado as an Articling Student after spending a year clerking with the Tax Court of Canada. Graham has over 15 years of experience working in the private and public sectors. He has held management and engineering roles in a variety of industries including public utilities, construction, and food & beverage manufacturing.

Graham received his law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2020, and was awarded the Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal for the highest standing in the Juris Doctor program. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, and won the Gold Medal Award for the highest standing on the CMA National Entrance Exam, and the Case Exam Award for the highest standing on the CMA National Case Exam. He also has a Masters of Business Administration (2010) and B.Sc. in Engineering (Computer) (2005) from the University of Manitoba. Graham is registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Manitoba.

Graham recently completed a clerkship with the Tax Court of Canada in Ottawa, where he had the opportunity to work with a number of the judges at the court. Prior to law school, Graham worked for two large multinational corporations, as well as different levels of government, holding management and engineering roles.

Graham is very detail oriented, and takes the time to fully understand clients’ needs, in order explore all options available.  He plans to build a litigation practice, with a focus on tax.

Education

  • Juris Doctor (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2020
  • Chartered Professional Accountant, 2011
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance), University of Manitoba, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering), University of Manitoba, 2005
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba.
  • Registered as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with CPA Manitoba.
  • Gerald J. Rip Tax Court Moot – Best Oralist, 2021
  • Gerald J. Rip Tax Court Moot – Best Team, 2021
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan Gold Medal, awarded for the highest overall GPA in the JD program, 2020
  • Thomas Dowrick Brown Prize, awarded to the most distinguished graduate, 2020
  • Honourable Donald Alexander McNiven Prize in Law, awarded to the graduating student who is deemed to possess the highest proficiency as a legal scholar as demonstrated by being eligible to graduate with Distinction, having superior skills in legal writing and research, moot court advocacy or Law Review editorship, or a combination of these, 2020
  • IIC Prize in Insolvency Studies, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Receiverships, 2020
  • E. Mackenzie Prize, awarded to the student with the highest grade Evidence, 2020
  • Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot – Best Team and overall winner of the competition, 2020
  • Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot – Best Factum (Appellant), 2020
  • College of Law Bursary Fund Award awarded based on academic achievement in the Juris Doctor program, 2019
  • STEP Prize, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Wills, 2019
  • Goldenberg Prize in Taxation, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Taxation I, 2019
  • F. Whitmore Prize in Property, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Property, 2019
  • Tom Gauley Prize in Common Law Studies, awarded based on academic achievement in the first year of the Juris Doctor program, 2018
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon Prize, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Contracts, 2018
  • Class of ’60 Cronkite Prize in Personal Injuries Compensation, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Personal Injuries Compensation, 2018
  • Mercer Bradley Case Exam Award, awarded to the student with the highest mark on the CMA National Case Exam, 2012
  • Frank Gosling Gold Medal Award, awarded to the student with the highest mark on the CMA National Entrance Exam, 2011
  • Dean’s award for excellence in technical writing, awarded to the student with the highest grade in Technical Communications, 2002