Based in Calgary, Spencer Brown brings a client-centered approach to his tax law practice, combining technical experience, a unique educational background, and legal acumen.
Spencer practices in all areas of income tax law with a focus on corporate tax planning for both domestic and international tax matters. He advises on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, financings involving private and public corporations, as well as tax controversy matters.
Spencer's educational background complements his interest in business and law. He attended Marquette University as a Burke Scholar and earned his undergraduate degree with majors in accounting, information systems, and operations and supply chain management. He was awarded the Louis L. Meldman Award for his success in the accounting program. In practice, he continues to draw on his holistic business education to understand issues and the intricacies of industry.
Spencer earned law degrees from both the University of Houston Law Center and the University of Calgary. During law school, Spencer was the Editor-in-Chief of the Alberta Law Review and an editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. He also achieved the highest score in several courses, including International Tax Law and Oil & Gas Tax. His business degree along with his transborder legal education fostered a strong interest in international taxation.
Spencer's general tax law practice combines a breadth of practical experience. Before law school, Spencer worked in the tax group of a Big Four accounting firm. His legal career began as a law clerk at a boutique corporate governance and compliance firm in Texas. Spencer then summered at a national U.S. law firm in its corporate transactional group before summering and articling with Bennett Jones.
Outside of the firm, Spencer is dedicated to community service. He is particularly interested in volunteering with organizations focused on education, poverty alleviation, and civil rights and social action.