Principal, Business Law + Transactions Group


Brian has a well-deserved reputation in the legal and business community for his legal acumen – a reputation he built as a partner in a national law firm where he practiced for more than 30 years.

Why MT+Co.?

“After spending three decades at a big law firm, it’s refreshing to experience MT+Co’s open-door bullpen approach to solving our client’s legal issues.”


Brian is a business lawyer who advises our clients on commercial, corporate and securities law matters, including:

  • Corporate law – Structuring business organizations, shareholders’ agreements, reorganization and restructuring of businesses
  • Mergers and acquisitions – Public and private mergers, amalgamations, going private transactions, asset and share purchase transactions
  • Arrangements under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) and Canada Business Corporations Act
  • Partnership and limited partnership structures and agreements
  • Private placement debt and equity financing
  • Custom designed equity-based director and executive compensation plans
  • Corporate governance and public company disclosure


  • LLB and BCom from the University of British Columbia
  • Partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, where he practiced for over 30 years
  • Speaker at continuing legal education seminars regarding corporate, securities and business law topics
  • Contributing author of the 2015 and 2012 updates of the British Columbia Company Law Practice Manual, published by The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (specifically Chapter 11 “Amalgamations”, Chapter 11A “Arrangements”, Chapter 11B “Compulsory Acquisitions and Disposal of Undertaking” and Chapter 11C “Continuations”)
  • Published numerous articles on securities and corporate governance related topics
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada Directory in the areas of corporate and mergers & acquisitions law

Worth Noting

Much like Michael Jordan fuelled his athletic performance with Gatorade, Brian fuels his legal performance with Diet Coke.  Unlike Michael Jordan, he’s still waiting for a formal sponsorship deal (if executives from Coca Cola happen to read this, you can reach Brian at