Lindsay Holmes, QC

Lindsay Holmes, QC: Attorney with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Centennial Place, East Tower, 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB, Canada M5H 3Y4
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Executive Summary

Lindsay Holmes, QC is a partner in BLG's Tax Group. Lindsay focuses his practice on providing tax counsel to Canadian and foreign entities on a broad range of Canadian income tax matters, including acquisitions and divestures; structuring of joint ventures and partnerships in the energy and real estate sectors; take-overs, reorganizations and plans of arrangement; public securities offerings and financings; and the resolution of disputes with federal and provincial tax authorities.

Rankings & Recognitions

•Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2012) edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Tax Law).
•Recognized in the 2016 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Corporate Tax).
•Recognized in the 2016 edition of ITR World Tax.
•Recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Canada (Tax).
•Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Tax Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
403.232.9605  Phone
403.266.1395  Fax
University Attended:
University of Calgary, B.Comm., 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Alberta, LL.B., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1980, Alberta

Professional Involvement
•Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
•Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
•Participant, Law Society of Alberta Mentorship Program
•Member, Law Society of Alberta Finance Committee and Audit Committee, 2001-10
•(Past) Author/Lecturer, Legal Education Society of Alberta

Reported Cases:
Representative Work: Has recently provided income tax advice on the following matters: The Government of Canada in its $4.5 Billion acquisition of the Trans Mountain and Puget Sound Pipelines, and related terminals.; Structuring of a $1.4 billion acquisition and reorganization involving two Canadian public resource corporations.; Structuring of a C$1.1-billion acquisition by a foreign purchaser of interests in Canadian resource properties.; Reorganization and sale (C$700 million) of a publicly traded mining corporation.; Acquisition (C$322 million) of an electrical power business.; Sale of a C$330-million Canadian resource corporation to a US acquiror using exchangeable share structure.; Structuring of asset and trust/corporate entity acquisitions (C$440 million) by a public energy service corporation.; Conversion of various resource trusts, income trusts and partnership structures to corporations.; Reorganization and innovative financial restructurings, including resource corporations and an international resort property business.; Various acquisitions, financings, sales and reorganizations of public entities in the resource industry.; Public offerings of various debt and equity securities.; Structuring of: acquisition by foreign purchaser of a majority interest in Canadian construction partnership; of mutual fund trusts for the acquisition and development of Canadian and foreign real estate; of leveraged management buyouts of privately owned corporations; and of energy-related business ventures in various foreign jurisdictions.
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    • 4.4/5.0
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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    Calgary, Alberta

    • Calgary, AB
      Centennial Place, East Tower , 1900, 520 - 3rd Avenue S.W.
      Calgary, AB M5H 3Y4

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