Albina’s practice is concentrated in the area of commercial law with an emphasis on commercial and industrial real estate sales and purchases, property development, mortgage financing, mortgage sale and foreclosure proceedings, and leasing. Her practice also includes corporate law, administration of pension funds, and conservation easement related matters.
She has worked on many complex mortgage financing transactions involving commercial real estate with various elements of property development. She has also been a member of inter-firm legal teams acting for clients on major acquisitions, mergers and sales of businesses involving real estate portfolios.
Currently Albina is the Vice-President on the National Real Property Subsection. She is also a director on the Board of Regents of The University of Winnipeg from which she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1984.
EDUCATION: University of Winnipeg B.A., 1984
University of Manitoba LL.B., 1988
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 1989
ACHIEVEMENTS: Named in the 2013 and 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of real estate law.
LEGAL TEACHINGS: Albina has acted as a seminar leader in the Real Property Section of The Manitoba Bar Admission course sponsored by The Manitoba Law Society where she also participates as a lecturer in The Manitoba Law Society’s continuing Legal Education Program.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Currently:
Director of the Board of Regents for the University of Winnipeg;
Vice President of the National Real Property Subsection;
Chairperson on Mental Health Review Board of Manitoba panels;
Vice-President of the Governance Committee for the University of Winnipeg;
Member of the University of Winnipeg Audit Committee; and
Member of the University of Winnipeg Alumni Council.
Past President and Director of:
The Pediatric Oncology Family Centre of Manitoba Inc. (Ronald McDonald House);
The YM-YWCA of Winnipeg;
Past Director of:
Board of Trustees of the United Way of Winnipeg;
YWCA National Board; and
Manitoba Land Titles Office Document Witnessing Rules
Effective December 5, 2011, the Manitoba Land Titles Offices implemented the following rules regarding the witnessing of Land Titles Office documents. It should be noted that the rules pertaining to who may sign have not changed. Only the rules pertaining to the witnessing of signatures have changed. It is no longer sufficient or necessary that a corporation affix its corporate seal over the signatures of its proper signatories. All persons signing on behalf of a corporation must have their signature witnessed on those documents requiring a witness, such as a Transfer of Land or a Mortgage. Read more...
The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation
For the last 4 years, Albina has acted for The Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation with respect to the development of Bridgwater Forest (also known as Waverly West) situate in the south-west area of Winnipeg. Bridgwater Forest is one of the largest residential subdivisions in the history of Winnipeg. It will have an estimated 12,000 to 13,000 homes (single- and multi-family units) and 40,000 residents when fully developed. The development is scheduled to be completed by 2022. Read more...