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Doug H. Scott Toronto Lawyer

Doug H. Scott

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1991
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Doug H. Scott practices in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate commercial law and private client services. In his M&A practice, Doug acts for both strategic and financial acquirers and sellers. In his private client services practice, Doug assists business owners and families in achieving their goals, including by structuring appropriate ownership and governance models, preparing for and effecting inter-generational transitions and by implementing third-party liquidity transactions that seek to maximize value that is preserved for successive generations.

With over 25 years of experience in structuring, negotiating and implementing mergers & acquisitions and other business transition and liquidity events, Doug leads transaction teams which often involve numerous levels of professional advisors. Doug co-ordinates the legal, regulatory and Canadian tax aspects of these transactions from the early planning stages to successful completion. 

  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market and Mergers & Acquisitions, Lexpert 2020 to 2021
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Private Equity, Lexpert 2020
  • Recognized for Corporate Mid-Market, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 to 2018
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  • LLB Queen's University
  • BA (Honours) University of Toronto

Community involvement

  • Governor, Trinity College School (2015 - present). Member of the Governance Committee
  • Governor, North York General Hospital Foundation (2010 - 2012). Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Past co-editor of Business Beat, the quarterly business law publication of the Canadian Bar Association - Ontario
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
Top Deal Breakers & How To Avoid Them Business Transitions Forum location location Toronto
Letters of Intent – The Law Behind the Words Business Law CPD seminars series location location Toronto
The Due Diligence Process & Why Sellers Should Care Business Transactions Forum location location Toronto


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