Richard Eisenbraun



Richard’s practice focuses on corporate tax and business/transaction structuring and implementation. This includes: 

  • major purchase, sale and take-over transactions
  • plans of arrangement, debt and equity financings
  • optimizing business structures
  • restructuring insolvent companies and other divestiture transactions
  • establishing capital structures for clients with various different businesses 
  • dispute resolution with taxation authorities, including voluntary disclosures, audit defense, notices of objection and criminal investigations
  • obtaining charitable registration for organizations and foundations
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
Prior to joining BLG, he worked for an international sport and entertainment management firm, and also ran his own consulting business.


  • Kelt Exploration Ltd. in its $510 million disposition of oil and gas assets in its Inga/Fireweed/Stoddart Division (the “Inga Assets"), located in British Columbia, to ConocoPhillips and assumption by the Purchaser of certain specific financial obligations related to the Inga Assets in the amount of approximately $41.0 million.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Director, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA); Executive, CBA Taxation Non-Specialists – South
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Former Director, Tails of Help

Bar Admission & Education

  • Alberta, 2009
  • JD, University of Alberta, 2008
  • University of Alberta, 2005