John A. Brussa

Practice Focus

  • Tax
    • Resource taxation
    • Corporate reorganizations, both public and private
    • Cross-border and international transactions
    • Tax-deferred financing
    • Taxation of non-residents
    • Structured finance
    • Public finance

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws, 1981
  • University of Windsor, Bachelor of Arts, History and Economics, 1978

Bar Admission

  • Alberta 1982

Professional Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Former Governor, Member of Executive Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation

Honours & Recognition

  • Named in Chambers Global Canada as a leading lawyer in Tax, 2016
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Named in Lexpert's Special Edition Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Named in Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Tax Law, annually since 2006
  • Named in Chamber's Global Client's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Tax, 2002-2016
  • Named in the Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2002-2016
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, annually since 2007
  • Named in the Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory as a consistently, repeatedly or most frequently recommended leading practitioner in Corporate Tax annually since 2002 and in Energy (Oil & Gas) and Investment Funds & Asset Management annually since 2007
  • Named in Who's Who Legal: Canada in the area of Corporate Tax Law, annually since 2010
  • Named in Who's Who Legal, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, in the area of Corporate Tax, annually since 2009
  • Named in Expert Guides -The Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers in Tax, 2013-2017
  • Named in Which Lawyer as a highly recommended lawyer in Tax Law, 2007-2013 (ceased publication in 2013)
  • Named as Best Lawyers in Canada Calgary Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Named as TopGun Director by Brendan Wood International, 2011
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada, 2006
  • Named in Lexpert's Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada, 2006

Board Memberships

  • Baytex Energy Corp.
  • Cardinal Energy Ltd.
  • Crew Energy Inc. (Chairman)
  • Just Energy Group Inc.
  • Leucrotta Exploration Inc.
  • Storm Resources Ltd.
  • TORC Oil & Gas Ltd.
  • Velvet Energy Ltd.

Community Involvement

  • Fellow, Jarislowsky Fellowship in Business Management, Haskayne School of Business
  • Member, Calgarians Committed to Change Cabinet, RESOLVE Campaign, Calgary Homeless Foundation

Professional & Firm Involvement

  • Chair, BD&P
  • Co-Leader, Tax Business Unit, BD&P