Richard Eisenbraun is a partner in our Calgary office. Richard's practice has a particular emphasis on corporate tax and business/transaction structuring and implementation. He has experience working on major purchase, sale and take-over transactions, plans of arrangement, debt and equity financings, optimizing business structures, restructuring insolvent companies, “corporate divorce” and other divestiture transactions. He also advises clients on a broad range of commercial and tax issues, including shareholder agreements, estate plans and other transactions involving closely held entities and high-net worth individuals.
Richard has completed Levels I, II and III of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' In-Depth Tax Course, as well as the Canadian Bar Association's Tax Law for Lawyers Course. Prior to joining BLG, he worked for an international sport and entertainment management firm, and also ran his own consulting business.
Publications & Presentations
•Presentation, “Tax Efficient Financing for Start Ups in the Energy Sector,” 2015 Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Conference, 2015.
•Presentation, “Changes in Wills and Gifting on Death,” 2015 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, 2015
•Presentation, “Current Issues Relating to the Taxation of Trusts,” Canadian Bar Association, Tax South, 2015
•Presentation, “USA Taxation and Related Structuring Issues,” BLG Breakfast Seminar, 2015
•Author, “ New Tax Incentives to Advance Liquefied Natural Gas Projects, BLG Tax Bulletin, February 20, 2015.
•Presentation, “Unanimous Shareholder Agreements - Taxation Issues,” Wolters Kluwer Webinar, 2014.
•Presentation, “Private Equity Transaction Tax Issues,” BLG Breakfast Seminar, 2014.
•Presentation, “Tax Update for Commercial Real Property Practitioners,” Canadian Bar Association, Commercial Real Property South, 2014.
•Presentation, “Legal Considerations for the Small Business Owner,” Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 2013.
•Presentation, “Has the Federal Court of Appeal Buried the Pipeline?,” BLG Breakfast Seminar, 2014.
•Author, “Canadian Tax Incentives for an 'Active Business,'” Tax Notes International, 2013.
•Author, “The Taxation of Royalties Excluded from the Resource Tax Regime,” Federated Press Resource Taxation, 2012.
•Author, “Tax on Inbound Investment - Canada,” Getting The Deal Through - Tax on Inbound Investment in 33 Jurisdictions Worldwide, 2011 and 2012.
•Author, “Investments in a Registered Plan - A Trap for the Unwary,” BLG's Tax Law Bulletin, 2011.
•Author, “Taxable Canadian Property Changes Facilitate Inbound Investment,” BLG's Tax Law Bulletin, 2010.
•Author, “Solutions under the New Section 116 Regime,” BLG's Tax Law Bulletin, 2009.
•Member, Law Society of Alberta
•Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA); Executive, CBA Taxation Non-Specialists - South, 2015
•Member, Calgary Bar Association
•Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
•Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Foundation