Neil Burnside


 | Calgary

Neil Burnside is an associate in the Tax & Trusts Group at Cassels. Neil received his JD from the University of Calgary in 2021 with distinction and a common law in French certification. At school, he was a member of the Alberta Law Review editorial board and a case worker for Student Legal Assistance. He enjoyed almost all his courses, but he was particularly interested in administrative law and mooting.

Before law school, Neil graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as a land development engineer in Calgary, obtaining his P. Eng. designation and co-founding a consulting firm. In his spare time, Neil enjoys video games, board games, cooking, and trying to keep up his proficiency in French.


  • J.D., University of Calgary, 2021
  • Alberta, 2022