Brian Thom  


Executive Summary

Brian Thom is a partner in our Corporate Commercial Group in our Vancouver office. 

Brian focuses his practice on acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and reorganizations, corporate structures, and corporate governance. He has extensive experience with a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, partnership and shareholder agreements. He has advised upon and assisted clients with the implementation of complex corporate reorganizations and structures, advised clients in connection with corporate and shareholder disputes, commercial transactions involving government corporations/agencies, and advised boards of directors and executive officers on a variety of corporate governance issues, personal responsibilities and liability risks and best practices.

Brian also has experience with Maritime work, including the purchase, construction and disposition of vessels and terminals, and with sponsorship and marketing agreements.

Representative Work

  • Advised Central 1 Credit Union on its purchase with The Co-operators Group Limited of The CUMIS Group Limited.
  • Advised Evergro Canada Inc. in connection with its disposition to Agrium Advanced Technologies.
  • Acquisition of Bentall Corporation by SITQ Immobilier.
  • Disposition of Canadian Securities Registration Systems to ONCAP.
  • Disposition of  Radio Station 104.5, “The Beat,” to Bell Media.
  • Acquisition and disposition of Douglas Lake Cattle Company and other ranches.
  • Disposition of the SportMart chain of sporting goods stores to the Forzani Group.
  • Acquisition of Leaver Mushrooms by Money’s Mushrooms Ltd.
  • Acquisition and disposition of various software and technology companies, equipment dealerships, and fish- and food-processing businesses.
  • Acquisition of a pipeline construction company and of a shipping container companies.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2012) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions).
  • Recognized in the 2018 (and since 2013) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Mid-Market), and the 2018 edition (Corporate Commercial).
  • Recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.