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Carman McNary Portrait


Mr. McNary is Counsel with Dentons Canada LLP, concentrating his legal practice in the areas of taxation, corporate law and governance, including strategic approach to and governance for risk.  Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law (Edmonton – 2013 and again in 2018) and as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the area of Tax Law in 2013 through 2018, Mr. McNary chaired Dentons’ National Tax Practice group from 2002-2012, and was Managing Partner of the Edmonton office from 2013-2017.

Mr. McNary is a Board Director for private corporations and not-for-profit organizations, including Chair, Edmonton Screen Industries Office, Past Chair of the Edmonton Community Foundation and Past Chair of both the Edmonton and Alberta Chambers of Commerce.  He also served as Vice Chair of the Metro Mayors Advisory Committee and member of the City of Edmonton Poverty Task Force.  Mr. McNary served for over 33 years in the Royal Canadian Navy, retiring with the rank of Captain (Navy).  He was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration for his naval service, and was also awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada and his community.