Shane Brown is a partner practising out of the Vancouver office of Thorsteinssons LLP.
Shane’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax planning for individuals, trusts, corporations and charities, including: estate planning, corporate reorganizations, divisive reorganizations, business structuring, property acquisitions and offshore and cross-border structures. Shane also advises non-residents, including persons planning to immigrate to Canada, and represents clients who have disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Shane is a regular lecturer for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia and currently teaches the following courses:
- Taxation of Domestic Family Trusts: Basic
- Taxation of Domestic Family Trusts: Advanced
- RIP: Tax Compliance Matters Related to Terminal Filing Preparation
- RIP: Estate Planning to Minimize Tax Leakage
Shane also lectures on various aspects of taxation law at conferences, meetings and courses attended by tax advisors and other professionals regarding tax planning matters. Shane co-authored a paper and presented it at the 2011 Canadian Tax Foundation National Tax Conference in Montreal. Shane also authors and co-authors papers and articles on a variety of tax planning matters, including a 2008 paper for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia entitled “Corporate and Income Tax Issues Relating to Share Rights and Restrictions”.
Shane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Zoology from the University of Manitoba in 1997, a Bachelor of Laws in 2004 from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2005. Prior to joining Thorsteinssons LLP, Shane practised in-house as General Legal Counsel and as part of the management team for a group of international technology companies. Shane has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants Advanced International Tax Course and attended the Canadian Bar Association’s Tax Law for Lawyers Conference. Shane is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of British Columbia.
Professional Activities & Memberships
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners