Scott Birse has a broad practice with a particular emphasis on environmental law, municipal law, real estate and development law, regulatory compliance, commercial law and related litigation. He has particular experience assisting clients in the areas of environmental liability in real estate transactions and business acquisitions, municipal planning and approvals, contaminated sites liability, environmental assessments, commercial real estate development and civil litigation. Scott has appeared before municipal tribunals, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench and the Manitoba Court of Appeal. He has also advised clients with respect to municipal and environmental matters in Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Scott was a summer student at Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in 2014 and 2015 and returned as an articling student in 2016. Scott joined the firm as an associate in 2017.
Scott was an archaeologist for six years prior to joining Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. Scott has on the ground experience with energy generation, natural resource development and environmental impacts throughout the province of Manitoba, with significant experience in Northern and Eastern Manitoba.
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JD, 2016 University of Manitoba
BA (Adv.), 2012 University of Manitoba
Participant, Harold G. Fox Intellectual Property Moot, 2016
Runner up, Robson Hall Negotiation Competition, 2015
Manitoba Law School Foundation Entrance Scholarship, 2013