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McCarthy Tétrault
500, Grande Allée Est
9e étage
Québec QC G1R 2J7

Work Department

Transportation: Rail & Road


Associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Transportation and Logistics group. Practice focuses on regulatory compliance, licencing, contracts, and M&As. Provides advice in connection with motor and rail carrier compliance, including carrier and vehicle registrations, special permits, dangerous goods. Defends regulatory prosecutions brought in respect of those requirements. Offers contractual solutions and advice with respect to liability and exposure to risk to rail carriers, owners of rail rolling stock, motor carriers, brokers and 3PL/4PL, shippers, governments, storers, warehousemen, municipalities and other stakeholders in the road and rail transportation and logistics industry. Provides advice and guidance with respect to the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (drones). Experience with both asset and share transactions.


Quebec Bar, 2014


Canadian Bar Association, (Ontario) Criminal Lawyers Association, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, (U.S.) Transportation Lawyers Association, Quebec Defence Lawyers Association, Quebec City Defence Lawyers Association.


Composer and trumpet player since 1999. Composed original scores for Scapegoat Carnivale musicals Medea and The Bacchae. Appeared on over 25 recordings as a trumpeter. Performed/recorded with Anthony Braxton, Colin Stetson, Matana Roberts, Dany Placard, and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Transport > Other transport

(Rising stars)

Brian LipsonMcCarthy Tétrault

A top choice for clients in the rail and road sectors, McCarthy Tétrault‘s full-service department is rated in particular for its regulatory, compliance and risk management advice. The practice group is headed by David Blair, ‘an invaluable asset for transportation regulatory matters‘. Dividing his time between Montréal and Quebec City, Blair is highlighted by clients in part for his ability to ‘quickly facilitate referrals to partners in other practice groups to ensure complete coverage of any client matter‘. In addition to regulatory matters, the team also handles M&A and commercial work for transport companies, investment groups and manufacturers. Brian Lipson is a standout associate in the practice group.