Lisa Stiver’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on commercial transactions, and on real property conveyancing, leasing and financing. As well, Lisa has significant experience in providing advice on intellectual property and technology law, government tendering and procurement, and healthcare administration matters.
EDUCATION: Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1995 with Distinction, and received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba in 1998.
CALL TO THE BAR: She was called to the Bar in Manitoba in 1999.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Lexpert's Leading Lawyers Under 40 - 2011
LEGAL TEACHINGS: Seasonal lecturer in Robson Hall Law School, University of Manitoba, The Art of the deal course (2004 to present)
Seminar presenter, author of written materials and Learning Group Facilitator for The Centre for Professional Legal Education program (CPLED) for the Law Society of Manitoba (2005 to present)
OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: The Advanced Course on Public Procurement, Osgoode Hall Law School
Developing and Drafting Procurement Documents, The Canadian Institute’s Intensive Training Course, June 28-29, 2011
Contract Management and Challenges, CCCA 2011 Spring Training Camp, April 3, 2011
Prairie Real Estate Guide on Commercial tenancies, CCH Limited 2007
Directors and Officers Liability - Volunteer and Not-For-Profit Boards, April 2008
RFPs and the Tendering process: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, September 2010
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Member of United Way Finance and Administrative Committee.
Member of the "Y" Sports dinner Committee in support of the JCC Rady Centre
Cast member, Chicago, Manitoba Theatre Centre/Manitoba Bar Association joint production (May 2008)
Cast member, The Producers, Manitoba Theatre Centre/Manitoba Bar Association joint production (May 2010)
Lex Mundi's global Opportunities for Advancement and Leadership for Women in the Legal Profession ("GOAL")
Past President of Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers
Vice-President of Nor’West Co-op Community Health Care Centre, Inc.
Tendering And Procurement
The law of tendering and procurement for goods and services has been an area of mounting litigation over the past few years, the result of which is a breadth of case law rapidly emerging in this already complex and confusing area of law. However, one case stands out among the masses and has people sitting up to take notice - the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in February of this year of Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia (Tercon). Read more...
Centrallia Manitoba October 8, 2014 9:00 am to October 9, 2014 4:00 pm
TDS is pleased to be sponsoring our third Centrallia event, Centrallia Manitoba. Centrallia Manitoba is a business forum that promotes business growth by providing businesses with eight targeted one-on-one meetings with other Manitoba companies, a tradeshow, and offering three streams of detailed knowledge sessions on procurement, unchartered opportunities (European Union and Northern Canada) and Green Manitoba. The targeted meetings provide eight face-to-face conversations with businesses that otherwise would have been difficult to obtain. The meetings have the potential to identifying new leads, new partnership opportunities and uncovering new or hidden markets. The atmosphere at Centrallia Manitoba will be engineered to encourage participants to network with up to 400 participants from around Manitoba. Read more...
Compliance Day™ Steinbach November 28, 2014 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that Compliance Day™ will be coming to Steinbach in November! This is the first time that the Compliance Day™ seminar has been held in the city. We will be running three 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 Tax Law Successfully Transitioning Agribusinesses Environmental Law in Agriculture 11:30 - 11:45 Registration & Coffee 11:45 - 12:30 Lunch, Opening Remarks & Introduction: Event Chair: Allan Stewart - (All Attendees) 12:30 - 12:50 What You Need to Know About Employment Law (Rob Olson - TDS) (All Attendees) 12:55 - 13:15 Overview and Update of Tendering Law (Lisa Stiver - TDS) (All Attendees) 13:15 - 13:30 Break 13:30 - 14:30 Tax Update and Tax Planning - The Tax Man Cometh (Co-Presented by Jeff Pniowsky - TDS and Derek Innis - MNP) Transitioning the Agribusiness - Why, When and How: Panel Discussion - Elmer Gomes (TDS - Moderator), Leilani Kagan (TDS - Tax) Grant Griffith (MNP) and Terry Loewen (Loewen Henderson Banman Legault) Livestock Conditional Approvals and Manure Management (John Stefaniuk- TDS) 14:30 - 14:45 Break 14:45 - 15:45 Tax Update and Tax Planning - The Tax Man Cometh (Co-Presented by Jeff Pniowsky - TDS and Derek Innis - MNP) Transitioning the Agribusiness - Case Study: Panel Discussion - Elmer Gomes (TDS - Moderator), Leilani Kagan (TDS - Tax) Grant Griffith (MNP) and Terry Loewen (Loewen Henderson Banman Legault) Water Management and Drainage (John Stefaniuk - TDS) 15:45 - 16:00 Break 16:00 - 16:30 When the Regulators Come Calling - Don Douglas (TDS) (All Attendees) 16:30 - 16:40 Closing Remarks: Event Chair: Allan Stewart (All Attendees) 16:40 - 17:00 Coffee and Networking 2014 Compliance Day™ Topics General Topics What You Need to Know About Employment Law (Rob Olson - TDS) - Why would a written contract matter? What are my options if unions are interested in my workforce? What obligations/rights do I have if someone is deserving of discipline? We will spend 20 minutes discussing these and other important topics for any workplace... Read more...