Brendan Lund is a corporate and tax transactional attorney who collaborates with and advises businesses that are expanding their global footprint. As a business attorney with a sophisticated tax background, Brendan serves as a strategic legal advisor who also provides a tax perspective to the overall business goals.

Brendan builds relationships with his clients’ leadership teams to achieve fundamental business goals: growth, increased valuation, seamless operations and financial stability. He works closely with Carr McClellan attorneys and has built relationships with strategic advisors — accountants, bankers and business consultants — to help guide clients to successful outcomes.

Brendan advises early stage and middle market businesses, entrepreneurs and investors. He has experience with entity formation, financings and investment, corporate governance, key operational contracts and agreements, as well as taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions. Brendan also helps businesses navigate, anticipate and plan for the complex tax jurisdictional and compliance requirements that accompany growth. He works with businesses in a variety of industries, with a special emphasis on the technology and food and beverage industries.

Brendan recognizes that in today’s global digital economy, cross-border transactions are a component of successful businesses. He remains current on international tax developments and advises clients on cross-border issues. In particular, he advises foreign businesses and foreign investors who want to locate in the United States by virtue of establishing an employee, business group, branch office, subsidiary or stand-alone business venture in the U.S. Brendan has developed a special international tax expertise representing individuals and foreign entities with offshore bank accounts and financial assets become compliant for federal and state purposes.

Key Expertise

  • M&A
  • Complex income tax issues
  • International tax compliance
  • Business transactions involving LLCs

Experience & Affiliations

Professional Organizations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California, Taxation Section


Admitted to practice in:
  • All California State Courts

Civic and Charitable

  • Santa Clara University | Alumni Association
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory | Alumni Board

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Raising Your Tax A.Q. (Awareness Quotient): Tax Issues Facing Companies that are Expanding their Business Footprint," iACC, April 10, 2014
  • Tax Ramifications of Foreclosures, Deeds in Lieu and Short Sales, Carr McClellan Real Estate/Business Litigation Briefing Series 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2009-2011