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Brent McCumber


Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, N.B.
E2L 2A9



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): New Brunswick, 2016

Legal Assistant(s): Maxine Ricketts

With a focus on income tax, Brent uses his previous experience as a professional engineer to help get into the detail behind the numbers. Success to Brent is helping his clients make informed decisions. Brent has assisted his clients on a range of issues by:

  • Planning and implementing tax-efficient corporate reorganizations, including estate freezes with discretionary family trusts;
  • Advising on the tax implications of estate plans and business succession plans;
  • Advising on the tax implications of purchase and sale transactions;
  • Advising non-residents on their Canadian tax implications, including the application of withholding tax;
  • Advising on the tax implications of employee performance incentive plans, including employee stock option plans;
  • Assisting with charitable registration and advising charitable organizations on tax compliance matters; and
  • Advising on tax disputes.

Education & Career


Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s In-Depth Tax Course – Certificate of Achievement, 2019
University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD with Distinction, 2015
University of New Brunswick, B.Sc. EE – First Division, 2005


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference Program Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Taxation Law Section, Canadian Bar Association – New Brunswick branch


Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal in Law – Highest Academic Standing in Graduating Class
Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship in Law


Co-author, “Private Corporate Tax Part II: Planning for 2018 and beyond,” 2018 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2018), 8:1-20

Co-author, “Hybrids – Bloodied and Bowed?”, 2017 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference (Toronto: Canadian Tax Foundation, 2017), 7: 1-11


Presenter, “Section 55(2): Update on Select Exceptions”, Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2021 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference

Chair, “Recent Tax Proposals and Reform, Where are We Now?”, Canadian Bar Association New Brunswick branch MidWinter Meeting

February 08, 2019

Co-presenter, “Private Corporate Tax Part II – Planning for 2018 and beyond”, Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2018 Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference

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