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Rick McLean

Partner, Tax - Divestiture Group

KPMG in Canada

Rick McLean is a Partner in the tax practice with KPMG LLP in Toronto. Rick specializes in and has extensive experience in structuring mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate reorganizations for both public and private companies. Rick’s key practice areas include butterfly reorganizations and post-acquisition restructurings including bump transactions. Rick is a recognized authority on Section 55. Rick is a published author and Editor-In-Chief of Understanding Section 55 and Butterfly Reorganizations, 3rd Edition (CCH) and is on the editorial board of the Corporate Structures & Groups Journal. Rick is a frequent speaker on corporate reorganizations and M&A tax issues and is a lecturer for CPA Canada’s Corporate Reorganizations tax course and was a lecturer for the In-Depth Tax Course. Rick has presented at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s Annual and Ontario Conferences, the National STEP Conference, at TEI events and other conferences. Rick is a Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

Areas of expertise

Acquisition strategy Divestiture tax implications Post-merger integration Tax implications of mergers and acquisitions
Rick McLean

Education and qualifications

  • Honours Bachelor of Business Administration, High Distinction, Gold Medalist, Wilfrid Laurier University


  • CPA, CA

Community Involvement

  • Governor, Canadian Tax Foundation

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