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Courtney Pope


Courtney practices
in the areas of
and taxation law.

Courtney has extensive experience in advising clients with respect to all matters of tax, estate planning and corporate commercial matters. In particular, Courtney provides guidance to her clients relating to: corporate tax planning, personal tax planning, structuring of business operations, sales and purchases of businesses, corporate reorganizations, distribution planning, implementation and use of family trusts, succession planning and inter-generational transfers of businesses, personal estate planning and estate administration including drafting of testamentary documents, shareholder disputes and dispute resolution advice with Canada Revenue Agency.



  • Co-Author (with Josh Bokhaut and Graham Fuga), “Tax Planning for Intergenerational Transfers”, March 2023
  • Co-Author, “Charities & Non-Profits”, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2022
  • Presenter, “Charities & Non-Profits”, Canadian Tax Foundation 2022 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, June 7, 2022
  • Co-Author (with Michael Selchen), Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (Tax)“, March 24, 2020
  • “For the Sake of the Seals: An Analysis of the European Union’s Proposed Ban on Seal Products” in the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, Volume IX, 2009
  • Bill 219: An Insurmountable Goal in Underneath the Golden Boy, Volume VII, 2010
  • Assisted in research of “Dunsmuir and Substantive Review: Impact and Implications – A Preliminary Assessment” presented by Professor Gerald Heckman at the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice National Roundtable on Administrative Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 2009


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • The Canadian Tax Foundation


  • Margaret Hypatia Crawford Prize for Highest Standing in Third Year Law, 2010
  • Frank Billinkoff Prize for Highest Standing in Wills and Succession, 2010
  • Mr. Justice Gerald W.E. Mercier Prize for Highest Standing in Advanced Family Law, 2010
  • D.A. Thompson Prize for Highest Standing in Legislative Process, 2010
  • George Thompson Chapman, Q.C. Prize for Highest Standing in Municipal and Planning Law, 2010
  • Robert J.M. Adkins Prize for Highest Standing in Municipal and Planning Law, 2010
  • Pitblado Scholar, 2008
  • Guertin Centennial Scholarship, 2004
  • Governor General’s Bronze Medal, 2004