- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Financial Services
- Property & Development
- Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations
Renée’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and commercial law. She has experience in share and asset acquisitions and dispositions, real estate transactions (including the sale and purchase of real estate, leasing and financing), as well as corporate organization and restructuring.
Renée also has a significant family law practice. Renée has experience dealing with issues of separation and divorce, custody and access, child and spousal support, property division, adoption and guardianship. Her experience includes advising clients, negotiating with opposing counsel, participating in settlement discussions and settlement conferences, preparing pleadings and domestic agreements, and litigating domestic issues. Renée’s corporate experience assists her in dealing with clients that have corporate / business assets to divide.
Renée also has experience in the preparation of estate planning documents, including wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.
Renée spent the summers of 2005 and 2006 as a summer student with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP. She returned in the spring of 2007 as an Articling Student-at-Law and became an Associate in June 2008.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Laws, 2007, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 2008
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