Scott Markham


Winnipeg / Services provided by S B Markham (2016) Law Corporation

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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2012)
  • JD (Manitoba, 2011)
  • B.Comm. with honours (2008)

Scott is a partner practising in the area of corporate and commercial law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, competition law, corporate governance and finance and commercial real estate.

  • Purchase, sale and financing transactions involving businesses across a wide array of industries including agriculture, food, manufacturing, transportation, automotive and health care (dental practices, orthodontic practices, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and pharmacies)
  • Shareholder buyout transactions (including shotgun buyouts)
  • Debt and equity private placements
  • Pre-merger notification filings with the Competition Bureau including requests for Advanced Ruling Certificates
  • Acquisitions of Steeltown Ford, Fairway Ford, Westward Ford, Highway Mazda and Harley-Davidson Winnipeg by an automotive group
  • Acquisition of Penner International Inc. by C.A.T. Inc.
  • Acquisition of Searcy Trucking by Bison Transport
  • Acquisition of Renold’s Transport by Searcy Trucking
  • Acquisition of H.O. Wolding by Bison Transport
  • Acquisition of Carlson Engineered Composites by Carfair Composites (a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries)
  • Acquisition of AmerisourceBergen Technology Group by ARxIUM
  • Acquisition of HiQual Engineered Structures by Sioux Steel Company
  • Acquisition of CareVacations by ScootAround
  • Acquisition of The Property Registry from the Government of Manitoba by Teranet
  • Sale of Bison Transport Inc. to James Richardson & Sons, Limited
  • Sale of VH Footwear to True Temper Sports
  • Sale of Loveday Mushroom Farms to South Mill Champs
  • Sale of Dunn-Rite Food Products to Sunrise Poultry Processors
  • Sale of Custom Helicopters to Exchange Income Corporation
  • Sale of ScootAround to WHILL
  • Sale of Beausejour Drugs to Rexall / Pharma Plus Pharmacies
  • Sale of Meadowood Pharmacy to Amenity Health Care
  • Sale of Lundar Pharmacy to Rubicon Pharmacies
  • Sale of Southwood Dental Corporation to Dental Corporation of Canada
  • Sale of Group of Orthodontic Practices to Canadian Orthodontic Partners
  • Sale of ARxIUM’s Panasonic Pouch Packaging Business to TCGRx
  • Sale of HyLife (equity stake) to ITOCHU Corporation
  • Sale of Fine Line Communications to Stericycle Communications Solutions
  • Sale by the Whitwell Group of Hudson Cement to Holcim (Canada)
  • Sale of Jodale Perry Corporation to Argus Industries

With a commerce background and business law experience, Scott assists clients with the implementation and execution of operational, tactical and strategic decisions as well as developing efficient, feasible and effective solutions. He brings his passion for business into the legal realm.

Scott has developed a broad base of experience and regularly advises clients on various corporate matters focusing on the sale and acquisition of businesses across a wide array of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, transport and healthcare including dental practices, orthodontic practices, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and pharmacies.

Scott also has extensive experience in corporate governance related matters including the preparation of shareholder agreements, resolution of shareholder disputes and execution of shareholder buyout transactions.

  • Board Member, Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Golf Association
  • Faculty of Law Dean’s Honour List (2009-2011)
  • Max Kaplan Prize, Bus. Planning/Finance Law (2011)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Business Planning/Finance Law (2011)
  • ZSA – National Post/Richard Leipsic Prize (2011)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Prize for Securities Law (2010)
  • Commerce Gold Medallist (2008)
  • Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations Gold Medallist (2008)
  • Faculty of Commerce Dean’s Honour List (2004-2008)
  • Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Academic All-Canadian (2004-2007)