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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 mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, licensing, and contracts. 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 level of services issues and final offer arbitration in the rail mode. 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

McCarthy Tétrault‘s transportation and logistics group offers broad support to its clients across both the road and rail industries. The team is particularly known for acting for inter-city bus operators, having been involved in a number of major cases, as well as acting for large motor carrier fleets. On the rail side, it handles service level cases, as well as disputes where the rail and energy industries intersect. The team provides regulatory and risk management support as well, acting at a national and provincial level. David Blair leads the team, splitting time between Quebec City and Montreal; he and associate Brian Lipson are ‘extremely capable experts in transportation law.’