Ian S. Scarlett


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Ian has been providing high level front line legal advice for more than two decades to companies and high net worth individuals and families involved in mid-market business matters.

Ian practises corporate and commercial law with particular focus on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate debt and equity financing, joint ventures and partnerships, and corporate governance matters. He has varied experience in a wide range of industries assisting owner-operator and public companies across Canada and foreign companies on their inbound Canadian mid-market legal needs.  Ian has developed deep industry experience in numerous industries including transportation, logistics, automotive, technology and electric vehicle infrastructure sectors.

Ian has assisted numerous companies in evolving from start-ups to successful mid-market businesses and beyond. Ian draws upon his extensive experience and expertise to deliver practical legal advice to clients on mid-market legal matters.

Ian holds three university degrees focused on business – a Bachelor of Commerce (McGill), an M.B.A. (McGill) and a Juris Doctor legal degree (University of Toronto) on business law. He also has previous work experience in the information technology field, both on the front line and senior management. Ian articled with a prominent Toronto downtown law firm before joining Loopstra Nixon in 1997. Ian is a former Managing Partner and currently serves on the governing Executive Committee, Finance Committee and Technology Committee of the law firm.

Ian’s international experience includes being the current Treasurer of Law Exchange International, an international association of mid-market law firms in 38 countries.  Ian also devotes time to the community as a director of various charitable and not-for-profit community organizations.


  • McGill University, B.Com.
  • McGill University, M.B.A.
  • University of Toronto (Faculty of Law), J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Law Society of Ontario, 1997