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BLG welcomes new partner to Tax Group

Robert Nearing joins the Calgary office

Calgary (March 10, 2021) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) welcomes Robert Nearing to the firm as partner in the Tax Group. He will be based in BLG’s Calgary office.

Robert has experience advising on the tax aspects of innovative financing structures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and complicated reorganizations, including complex cross-border transactions and intra-group restructuring.  He also advises on the structuring of derivative instruments, transfer pricing matters and disputes with domestic and international tax authorities.

“The BLG Tax Team and the entire Firm are thrilled to have Robert joining us. Robert is a top-tier tax lawyer with particular expertise in complex tax-efficient financing transactions, M&A and cross-border issues,” said Craig Webster, National Business Leader of BLG’s Tax Group. “Robert is a trusted advisor for many clients in the Calgary and western Canadian market.  We look forward to meeting and serving those clients together with Robert as Canada’s Law Firm”.

Prior to joining BLG, Robert was partner at another large firm in Calgary, where he advised clients on private equity transactions, such as domestic and cross-border buy-outs, investments, co-investments, fund formation, debt restructuring and related secondary transactions.

BLG’s Tax Group is comprised of more than 60 professionals across our five offices and provides clients with the advice and insights they need to understand how domestic and international tax laws impact their business operations as well as personal tax planning. Our Tax Group holds expertise in all areas of tax from corporate tax, estate planning, commodity tax, domestic and international transactions and tax disputes.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As one of the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond — from M&A and capital markets to disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration.


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Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand and Marketing Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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