Brian Lipson is an associate in the Transportation and Logistics group in Quebec City. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance, licencing, contracts, and mergers & acquisitions in the areas of road, rail, maritime and air transportation. He provides licensing advice in connection with vehicle registration, safety certificates (NSC/CVOR/FMCSA), special permits, IFTA licences and IRP registration. He offers contractual solutions and advice with respect to liability and exposure to risk to rail carriers, owners of rail rolling stock, motor carriers, shippers, governments, municipalities and other stakeholders in the road and rail transportation and logistics industry.
As defence counsel, Brian assists the firm’s clients in preventing, handling and contesting moving and other violations under federal and provincial laws and regulations, regularly representing those clients and their drivers before courts in Quebec and ensuring their representation before courts throughout Canada. He also provides advice in respect of criminal and regulatory investigations related to trucking, bus and rail transportation as well as white-collar crime, including motor vehicle offences, insider trading, fraud, secret commissions, and other provincial and federal offences related to transportation and business transactions.
Brian obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Université Laval in 2013 and was called to the Quebec Bar in 2014. He also received, in 2001, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Composition and Improvisation from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and has been working as a composer and trumpet player since 1999. His original score for the play The Bacchae received the 2013 Montreal English Theatre Award for Outstanding Sound Design.
Brian is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the (Ontario) Criminal Lawyers Association, the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, the (U.S.) Transportation Lawyers Association, the Association Québécoise des avocates et avocats de la défense (Quebec Defence Lawyers Association) and the Association des avocats de la défense de Québec (Quebec City Defence Lawyers Association). From 2014 to 2015, he served on the board of directors of the Jeune Barreau de Québec (Québec City Young Bar Association).