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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. “Lawyer of the Year” in Tax Law (Edmonton) in 2013 and again in 2018), he has been repeatedly recognized by Lexpert, the Best Lawyers in Canada, and the International Tax Review in multiple categories between 2013 – 2022. 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 an experienced Board Director currently serving on the Boards of several private corporations and not-for-profit organizations. He currently chairs the Advisory Board for the Bee Clean West group, and serves as Director and Chair of the Governance Committee for Bitcoin Well, and as a Director for the Black Sivalls & Bryson Canada Group. He has previously chaired the Edmonton Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Edmonton Screen Industries Office, Edmonton Community Foundation and both the Edmonton and Alberta Chambers of Commerce. He also served as Co-Chair of the 2017 United Way Campaign, 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. In 2019, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Alberta in recognition of exemplary community leadership and service.