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Denise McMullen


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Dalhousie University, Bachelor of Laws, 1981

Bar admission: British Columbia 1982 (inactive) and Alberta 1984
Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Oil and gas, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:


Denise's focus is on tax law, including:

Tax-effective private corporation structures and reorganizations

  • Oil and gas tax
  • Small business and personal tax planning
  • Income tax matters related to incentive compensation, employment and termination
  • Goods and services tax
  • Canada Revenue Agency dispute resolution
  • Non-resident tax issues
  • Income tax matters related to estate planning

Community involvement

Denise serves as Director of Square Butte Ranch.

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, International Fiscal Association and Canadian Tax Foundation

Representative work

FirstEnergy Capital Corp.'s acquisition by GMP Capital Inc.

Counsel to FirstEnergy Capital Corp. in its $99 million acquisition by GMP Capital Inc..