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Scott Johnston

Nonquam non paratus – In Latin, “never unprepared”.
Scott brings over 22 years of practical and common sense business and real estate law experience as a solicitor advising clients on corporate/commercial (incorporations, shareholders’ agreements, non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, employment and contractor agreements, and corporate reorganizations and rollovers), share and asset purchase and sale transactions, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, franchising, commercial real estate development and subdivision, site development control covenants, leasing, conveyancing, mortgages, and secured lending matters, including acting as approved counsel on behalf of chartered banks and credit unions in respect of commercial loans to borrowers.

  • Nominated in the Business category for the 2019 Canadian Lawyer Magazine‘s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada.
  • Co-Chair – SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) National Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (2022 – present) and Committee Member (2017 – present).
  • Director (British Columbia) of the Chambers of Commerce Insurance Corporation of Canada (2018 – 2021).
  • Guest Instructor – Professional Legal Training Course (“PLTC”) – “Corporate Practice” (2019 – 2020), “Buying and Selling a Business” (2014 – 2020), and Actor in PLTC Training Videos.
  • Past President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce (2017 – 2019).
  • President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce (2015 – 2017).
  • Vice-President of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce (2014 – 2015).
  • Chair of the U40 Young Professionals Committee (2013 – 2015), Community Director (Langley City) (2012 – 2014), and Director (2011 – 2012) of the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel to the Langley 2014 BC Seniors Games Society.
  • Co-author contributor, Family Law Agreements: Annotated Precedents (2006) and British Columbia Mortgages Practice Manual (2005), Chapter 10 (Post-Closing Matters) – Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.
  • Past author of monthly “Legal View” column in Vancouver View Magazine.
  • Actor in the Arts Club Theatre/Touchstone Theatre/Carousel Theatre productions of 10 Lawyer Shows, including lead roles as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace, all performed at the Stanley Theatre and the Waterfront Theatre to raise funds for local charities, including the Canadian Bar Association (BC) Benevolent Society, the Alzheimer Society of BC, and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.
  • Hugh Ladner Memorial Prize in Labour Relations – (Highest Standing in Labour Law – UBC Faculty of Law).

scott@clarkwoods.ca