363 Tenth Street
Brandon, MB R7A 4E9
Fax Number: (204) 726-1339
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30
With over 35 years of service in the Brandon community and ‘Westman’ region, Roy Johnston TDS has built a solid reputation and we intend to continue building on this.
Our local team of 15 lawyers and support staff serve the Westman region out of our full-time Brandon office and our part-time offices in Boissevain and Carberry. These offices provide legal services to primary producers and large farm operations, small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, and larger organizations including financial firms and developers.
The three Westman offices provide legal services in the areas of corporate and commercial law, financial services law, family law, wills and estates, residential real estate, agricultural law, and commercial property and development. Through our larger Winnipeg office, our clients have direct access (in person or via video conference) to over 20 areas of the law including taxation, environmental law, business immigration, labour and employment law, complex litigation, intellectual property, aboriginal law, and securities law, as well as corporate development services, and connections to reputable (Lex Mundi) law firms in over 100 countries around the world.
Creating Value in Surface Rights Negotiations
Surface rights have been a topic of increasing importance in Manitoba over the last several years. While much of this can be attributed to increased oil and gas activity, this does not tell the entire story. Previous oil booms did not create the level of tension between surface holders and mineral owners that is often seen today, largely because these two people were usually one and the same. Read more...
- Cohabitation Agreements in Estate Planning
Changing the Focus of Your Separation
This article contains the key reasons why we should be focusing on the needs of our children rather than our own needs andanger during the separation process. It lists certain points that parents should consider and indicates the significant ways in which parents unintentionally hurt their children. . Read more...
2015 CCCA National Conference: Spring Training Camp April 19, 2015 8:00 am to April 21, 2015 3:30 am
TDS Lawyer Stephen Beernaert is co-presenting at the 2015 Canadian Corporate Counsel Association National Conference, as part of the Spring Training Camp. Stephen is co-presenting on the following topic: HR Essentials Employment law is one of the most challenging areas of law for any sized legal department. Our members often report that employment law and human resource issues consume the majority of their time. In this session, you will discuss common employment law and HR situations, examine critical areas of concern, and discuss strategies to help manage the HR function. Speakers: Tara Erskine, Partner, McInnes Cooper (Lex Mundi member firm for Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI)Stephen Beernaert, Lawyer, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Lex Mundi member firm for Manitoba)Catalina Rodriguez, Corporate Counsel, Best Buy Canada Ltd. Read more...
Association of Manitoba Municipalities: Municipal Officials Seminar March 17, 2015 8:00 am to March 18, 2015 12:30 pm
The Municipal Officials Seminar provides members with an opportunity to participate in policy and professional development-related workshop sessions. Held in conjunction with Manitoba’s largest municipal trade show, all elected officials and municipal office staff are encouraged to attend. Two TDS Lawyers will be giving presentations on Tuesday, March 17th. Melissa Beaumont - Employment Terminations: Do’s, Don’ts and Dollars. Tuesday, March 17th - 11:00 a. Read more...
Compliance Day™ Brandon May 14, 2014 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be coming to Brandon in May! This is the first time that the Compliance Day™ seminar has been held outside of Winnipeg. We will be running two concurrent streams, allowing attendees to attend the stream that is relevant to their area of responsibility without having to sit through sessions which may be of less relevance to them. Schedule Labour & Employment Taxation 11:30 - 11:45 Registration & Coffee 11:45 - 12:30 Lunch, Opening Remarks & Introduction: Event Chair: Paul Roy, Managing Partner, Brandon Office 12:30 - 13:15 Business Immigration (All Attendees) 13:15 - 13:30 Break 13:30 - 14:30 The Employer’s Duty to Accommodate Illness and Disability The Tax Man Cometh 14:30 - 14:45 Break 14:45 - 15:45 The Emerging Concept of Accommodation of Family Status in the Workplace Top Five Tax Compliance Issues 15:45 - 16:00 Break 16:00 - 16:30 When the Regulators Come Calling (All Attendees) 16:30 - 16:40 Closing Remarks: Event Chair: Paul Roy, Managing Partner, Brandon Office 16:40 - 17:00 Coffee and Networking 2014 Compliance Day™ Topics General Topics Business Immigration - Every year many Canadian employers hire temporary foreign workers to help address skill and labour shortages. Bringing temporary foreign workers into Canada can be somewhat complicated, and depending on the process can involve several steps. We will outline the various steps that can be involved in bringing a temporary foreign worker into Canada, some of the main foreign worker programs available, and will address employer compliance with immigration laws and how to avoid the “blacklist”. Read more...