Mark Brender receives Lifetime Contribution Award from Canadian Tax Foundation

Mark Brender

Nov 29, 2022

Osler is proud to announce that Tax partner, Mark Brender, was recognized with a Lifetime Contribution Award by the Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) -- the most prestigious award given by this organization. This award celebrates and honours those individuals who, over their career, have made substantial and outstanding contributions to the CTF through their volunteer efforts and body of work over a number of years.

This is the second year in a row an Osler lawyer has received this award ­-- Montréal Tax partner Manon Thivierge was recipient of the award in 2021.

Mark leads Osler’s tax group in Montréal. He is the past Chair of the Canadian Tax Foundation having occupied the office of chair of the Board of Governors of the CTF in 2019. He has also served on executive committee, the finance committee and as a member of the board of governors of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is also co-editor of the Corporate Tax Planning feature of the Canadian Tax Journal published by the CTF.

A frequent adviser on important business transactions and critical tax disputes, Mark’s practice is broad based, focusing on domestic and international tax-planning, cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings and tax dispute resolution. He has extensive experience in advising Canadian and foreign multi-national corporations, private equity funds, venture capital funds and privately owned businesses. Mark also has significant expertise in advising private family enterprises and family offices on succession and estate planning.

Mark is a frequent speaker and author having published numerous papers on a range of topics including corporate tax, tax litigation and estate planning. He has the distinction of being awarded the Douglas J Sherbaniuk distinguished writing award for his paper “Subsection 55(2): Then and Now” delivered at the 2012 annual CTF conference. He is also currently editor-in-chief of the Corporate Groups & Structures Journal.

Established in 1945, the Canadian Tax Foundation is an independent tax research and education organization. The Foundation provides a forum for discussion and analysis of issues in taxation and government finance through its conferences, publications, and research projects.

Learn more about these awards on the Canadian Tax Foundation’s website.