Brian Milne

Of Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Brian Milne

Brian Milne

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Biography

Brian Milne practises in the areas of Canadian tax and charity law. Mr. Milne regularly advises public and private businesses and their investors on acquisitions, financing, cross-border structuring and the design of employee compensation plans. Mr. Milne also frequently advises charitable and non-profit organizations on a wide range of matters, including charitable gifting and the structuring of developments using charitable assets.

Mr. Milne is a director of the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society and serves on the executive committee for the tax specialist section of the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta-South). Mr. Milne has also previously served as the president of the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival and Calgary's oldest artist-run gallery space, The New Gallery, and was formerly the chair of the community radio station, CJSW 90.9FM, where he hosted a weekly radio show for many years.


Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Calgary, 2008
B.A., University of Calgary, 2005

  • Alberta 2009

Mr. Milne's recent experience includes acting for:

  • a large Canadian public company with respect to the acquisition of an international clothing manufacturer and retailer with operations in multiple jurisdictions;
  • US and other foreign-based private equity groups with respect to investments in various Canadian businesses;
  • a Canadian-based investment group on the acquisition of multiple portfolio companies across Canada;
  • a flow-through limited partnership investing in Canadian renewable resources;
  • a Canadian engineering firm in respect of employee compensation and shareholder matters;
  • a subsidiary of a large US-based public corporation on disposing its significant Canadian assets;
  • a post-secondary institution and registered charity with respect to the commercial development of excess land holdings;
  • a large financial services company with a significant voluntary disclosure to the Canada Revenue Agency in respect of incorrect employee secure deductions; and
  • a large commercial property owner with an objection to reassessments issued by the Canada Revenue and an appeal to the Tax Court of Canada.
  • Named one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” in Calgary, 2011
  • President’s Award for Excellence in Student Leadership
  • Faculty of Law Silver Medallion (Campbell McLaurin Achievement Award)
  • Dean’s List, Faculty of Law
  • Alberta Law Foundation Award
  • Macleod Dixon Scholarship
  • "Employee Stock Options and Other Equity-Based Incentives for Private Corporations," Canadian Tax Foundation, 2019.
  • "Employee Stock Options and Other Equity-Based Incentives for Private Corporations," Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary, 2019.
  • "Non-Capital Losses After a Loss Restriction Event: Same or Similar Business," Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Calgary, 2019.
  • "While You Were Away: A Case Law Update," Canadian Bar Association, Calgary, 2018.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Director, The Great Bar Band Battle Society