Scott McCamis



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Education & Qualifications

  • In-Depth Tax Course, Levels 1-3 (CPA, 2016)
  • Alberta Bar (2015)
  • Tax Law for Lawyers (CBA, 2010)
  • Manitoba Bar (2008)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 2007)
  • BSc, computer engineering (Manitoba, 2003)

Scott practises primarily in the area of taxation. He has extensive experience in tax planning for private and public entities and investment funds, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and tax dispute resolution.

  • Planning and implementation of various reorganizations of closely-held corporate, partnership, and trust structures to address domestic and cross-border tax issues
  • Reviewing purchase agreements and providing advice on federal and provincial tax issues in relation to mergers and acquisitions involving public companies and large private companies
  • Preparing and reviewing tax provisions of public offering documents for the issuance of securities by public companies and real estate investment trusts
  • Drafting various business acquisition agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Planning and implementation of the purchase and sale of various businesses including professional practices, franchises and other businesses in industries such as financial services, agriculture and transportation
  • Acting as domestic tax counsel to Canadian residents in respect of purchase and sale transactions involving U.S. business interests
  • Resolving taxpayer disputes with Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities at the audit, appeal and collections stages
  • Preparing pleadings and assisting with pre-trial matters in the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and provincial superior and appellate courts

Past Positions

  • Boutique tax law firm: Canadian Tax Lawyer (2015-2018)
  • Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP: Tax Associate (2008-2015); Articling Student (2007-2008)
  • Group Study Facilitator, CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course
  • Executive Member, CBA Alberta Tax Law Section (North)
  • Judge of practice rounds, Bowman Tax Moot, University of Alberta Faculty of Law
  • Former director, provincial sport association


  • The Law Society of Alberta
  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Presenter, “Tax Planning for Farm Families,” Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Edmonton (2021)
  • Presenter, “Introduction to Share Exchanges and Section 51,” Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) Tax Law for Corporate/Commercial Transactions (2019)
  • Presenter, “Estate Planning” and “Associated Corporations and Subsection 256(2),” Video Tax News Tax Update (2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “Select Tax Issues in M&A,” Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Edmonton Young Practitioners Group (2018)
  • Seminar Instructor, “Tax Issues in Starting a Business” and “Tax Issues in Shutting Down the Corporation,” CPA Alberta Professional Development (2016)
  • Presenter, “Tax Update,” Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) Law & Practice Update (2016)
  • Co-Presenter, “Refresher on Specific Anti-Avoidance Provisions,” Canadian Tax Foundation (CTF) Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (2014)
  • Year 3 Project Award, CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (2016)
  • Manitoba Law Journal prize, best submitted article (2007)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Law (2005, 2007)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Engineering (1999, 2000)

Course prizes for highest standing in

  • Torts
  • Legal Methods
  • Agency and Partnerships
  • Jurisprudence