Trusted and experienced legal counsel to private corporations and high net worth individuals. Brian has over 20 years experience advising family businesses on structuring their affairs, navigating complex issues including taxation, succession, governance, wealth preservation and other critical legal considerations.
Brian’s practice focuses on taxation law, with emphasis on advising owner-manager businesses on tax and related matters, including corporate tax planning and restructuring, succession planning, tax-effective structuring of share/asset sales and acquisitions, personal estate planning, trusts and tax dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency and other taxation authorities. Brian also has significant experience with advising First Nations and their members on tax structuring, including settlement trusts and aboriginal business.
Brian is listed in the peer rated The Best Lawyers™ in Canada for Tax Law and Trusts & Estates and received the Best Lawyers™ 2014 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Winnipeg.
Brian is a former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.
Brian attended the 2016 Senior Estate & Trust Practitioners’ Forum at Langdon Hall, in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – a gathering of 44 of Canada’s leading estate and trusts practitioners.
- Admitted to the Bar, 1993, Manitoba.
- University of Manitoba (B.Sc., 1989, LL.B., 1992).
- Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (In-Depth Tax Course, Parts I, II and III).