Brian is a partner who advises on a broad range of tax matters for both public and private sector clients, with particular emphasis on cross-border mergers & acquisitions, international tax planning, and transfer pricing. He is regularly consulted for his expertise in structuring complex, major transactions, including the first tax-deferred conversion of a mutual fund corporation into a REIT and the first Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate aircraft financing in Canada. Brian also advises high-net-worth families on trust and estate matters. A tax lecturer at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Brian advised the Canadian government on e-commerce taxation. He is a former governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, member of the board of the International Fiscal Association (Canadian branch), and member of the Lord Reading Law Society. Select Recognition: Tax Directors Handbook; Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Tax; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Montréal Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year 2018.