Kevin Zimka



(236) 317-6202

(604) 674-9245

Kevin focuses his practice on domestic and international corporate tax issues, including M&A, corporate reorganizations, equity and debt financings, and income tax issues involving partnerships, trusts, and other investment vehicles. He brings a strong background in inbound and outbound transaction structuring and experience handling a range of mining industry tax matters — particularly flow-through shares.

As part of his M&A work, Kevin regularly counsels clients on corporate tax issues related to the use of exchangeable shares and the distribution of assets to shareholders. He also brings substantial experience providing guidance on flow-through limited partnership offerings.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin was a partner with a Global 100 corporate law firm based in Toronto, where he was the editor of the firm’s tax bulletin. He serves on the editorial board of Resource Sector Taxation. Kevin is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association, he has authored or co-authored articles on a range of tax-related topics, including the Canadian tax implications of cross-border guarantees, exchangeable share transactions and partnerships. 

Kevin earned his LL.B. at the University of Alberta, and his B.Com. at the University of British Columbia.



Four Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named to the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

March 14, 2023

Shane Hardy, Michael Osborne, Steven Weisz, and Kevin Zimka were named to the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for 2023.

Cozen O’Connor Adds Veteran Tax Attorney Kevin Zimka to Canadian Tax Group

September 19, 2022

Cozen O’Connor announced veteran corporate tax attorney Kevin Zimka has joined its Vancouver office as a Shareholder.

Practice Areas


  • University of Alberta, LL.B., 1995
  • University of British Columbia, B.Com, 1991

Awards & Honors

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Tax

  • British Columbia
  • Ontario

Resource Sector Taxation

Canadian Tax Foundation

Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association

International Fiscal Association

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute