Brittany J.A. Scott

Brittany assists her clients with all areas of municipal, corporate and commercial law. With experience ranging from negotiating and drafting commercial lease agreements; purchase and sale of commercial, industrial, and real property; organization of new companies; preparation of shareholder agreements; equity and debt financings; environmental matters; municipal governance issues; and assets and share transactions, Brittany is prepared to assist her clients every step of the way.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK:
– Negotiated share purchase deals for transferring ownership of various franchises in the North;
– Assisted senior counsel in connection with environmental assessment process and regulatory approvals for pipelines in the North and Alberta;
– Drafted opinions for environmental assessment regulatory boards regarding complex regulatory matters;
– Advised a municipality on water services agreement between the municipality and a private water haulage business;
– Drafted bylaws for several Northwest Territories communities;
– Advised a municipality on various municipal matters, including zoning, potential new brewery, licensing, water issues, and drafted an RFP for the dump and recycling facility;
– Drafted election and membership codes for several First Nations and Indigenous bands;
– Acted for several purchasers in merger and acquisitions (valued between $2-6 million);
– Review of leases, contracts, and corporate governance documents for clients; and
– Assisted in divesting assets of a Canadian oil and gas corporation to two large international oil corporations;
– Advised mining clients on water licensing in the Oldman River region;
– Advised water boards on regulatory matters.

EDUCATION
J.D. Queen’s University (2016)
B. Comm. Finance, University of Calgary (2013)

BAR ADMISSIONS
Alberta (2017)
Northwest Territories (2017)
Nunavut (2018)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Skills Canada (Northwest Territories) – Secretary (2019-Present)
Stanton Territorial Hospital Foundation – Board of Directors (2018-Present)
Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors (2018-Present)
Canadian Bar Association
Vice President (September 2018-September 2019)
President (September 2019-Present)
Chair – Aboriginal Law (2019-Present)
Chair – Young Lawyers (2019-Present)
Vice Chair – Aboriginal Law (2018-2019)
Vice Chair – Natural Resources, Energy and Environment (2017-2019)
Agricultural Products Marketing Council – Chairperson (2018-Present)
Yellowknife Farmers Market – Board of Directors (2017-Present)
Law Society of the Northwest Territories – Committee Member of Admissions and Ethics (2017-Present)
Association of Women Lawyers (Calgary) (2015-Present)
Queen’s University Senate on Student Aid and Scholarships (2014-2017)

SELECT PUBLICATIONS
– Sport Stadium Financing … An Analysis of Competition Law, Tax, and Economics by Brittany J.A. Scott and Karen Perry, Play the Game 2019, October 2019
– Bill C-69’s Novel Considerations of Indigenous People and Other Indigenous Impacts by Brittany J.A. Scott, Canadian Bar Association – National Reporter, September 2019 and Canadian Bar Association – NT Branch Newsletter, August 2019
– Meaningful Consultation Requires Grappling with Indigenous Concerns by JoAnn P. Jamieson and Brittany Scott, Mondaq, September 2018
– The Costly Future of Site C by JoAnn P. Jamieson and Brittany Scott, Assessing the Impact: Environmental and Resources Law Blog, December 2017
– Alberta’s New Energy Innovation Fund by JoAnn P. Jamieson and Brittany Scott, Assessing the Impact Blog, December 2017
– New “Rewards” for Low Carbon Emissions from Alberta’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Producers by JoAnn P. Jamieson and Brittany Scott, Assessing the Impact Blog, December 2017
– The Costly Future of Site C by JoAnn P. Jamieson and Brittany Scott, December 2017
– A New Minimum Standard for Plans of Arrangement: InterOil and Exxon’s New Plan of Arrangement Approved by Yukon Court by Brittany Scott and Jack Schroder, BD&P Securities Newsletter, October 2017
– Alberta’s Métis Consultation Regime Challenges by Brittany Scott, CAPL “The Negotiator”, September 2017
– NEB Modernization: A Solution in Search of a Problem? by Evan Dixon and Brittany Scott, Financier Worldwide, August 2017
– A New Era of Carbon Pricing in Canada and Another East-West Divide by Evan Dixon and Brittany Scott, International Energy Law Review, [2017] I.E.L.R., Issue 3
– Notable Regulatory Updates by Brittany Scott and Randon Slaney, BD&P Energy Newsletter, June 2017
– Recent Challenges to Alberta’s Métis Consultation Regime by Brittany Scott, BD&P Energy Newsletter, June 2017
– A New Era of Carbon Pricing in Canada and Another East-West Divide by Evan Dixon and Brittany Scott, BD&P Energy Newsletter, March 2017
– Common Carrier Applications by Jody Wivcharuk and Brittany Scott, BD&P Energy Newsletter, March 2017
– Notable Regulatory Updates by Brittany Scott, BD&P Energy Newsletter, March 2017
– Alberta Transitions Away from Coal and an Energy Only Market Toward a Lower Carbon Power System and New Capacity Market by Evan Dixon and Brittany Scott, Financier Worldwide, April 2017
– Challenging Times for the Competitiveness of Canada’s Oil & Gas Industry: The “Green Energy” Imperative by Alicia Quesnel, Evan Dixon and Brittany Scott, Financier Worldwide, February 2017
– A Slightly Clarified Duty of Good Faith in Contract Law by Brittany Scott and Karen Perry, I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference at Queen’s University, February 2016