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Scott Watson, QC

Bar Admissions
1989 - Alberta Bar
2008 - Northwest Territories Bar

Practice Areas
Banking and Finance
Transactional and Corporate
Commercial Real Estate
Corporate Finance and Securities
Real Estate
Metis and First Nations
Mergers and Acquisitions

2017 - Distinguished - Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
2015, 2017 - Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year - Securities Law
2013-2016 - Lexpert - Repeatedly Recommended in Corporate Commercial Law
2013, 2015 - Lexpert Ranked Lawyer
2011 - 2017 - Best Lawyers International
2007 - Appointed Queen's Counsel

A former banker, Scott Watson is a business lawyer with 25-plus years of experience helping Alberta businesses with sophisticated commercial financing, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and secured transactions. Corporate and government clients across a wide spectrum of industries, including gas and energy, rely on Scott for counsel on a variety of business concerns, such as:

  • Developing corporate strategy
  • Corporate governance
  • Limited partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Commercial real estate, condominium developments and
  • Projects on leasehold property and on Aboriginal lands

"I zero in on what the client wants. My approach is to be a good listener, responsive, accessible and focused on solving problems. I want the client to sleep well at night."

"Having lived in Edmonton all my life, I’m very familiar with the local market, the players and their expectations."

In addition, Scott has a special interest in the management of complex, high-stakes transactions and in advising corporate boards on strategies to reduce risk. Scott is called to the Alberta Bar and Northwest Territories Bar and extends his practice to northern clients. "I like to help with complicated business problems," as Scott put it. "I want businesses to think, 'I need Watson on this.'"

Outside of Work

Scott enjoys the outdoors ­ hiking, biking and skiing. "I also play trumpet in an amateur local orchestra."


Contact Scott

Office:   Edmonton  
Phone:   780 423 9592  
Fax:   780 428 9329 

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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