Silvia’s practice is concentrated in the area of business law with an emphasis on intellectual property law, life sciences law and technology law. Her practice also includes intellectual property transactions, commercial law, financings and licensing matters.
EDUCATION: University of Manitoba, LLB., 1993
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 1994
ACHIEVEMENTS: Nationally Recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Women of Influence Inc.
LEGAL TEACHINGS: Former Seasonal Lecturer for The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law on solicitor transaction matters, licencing matters and international law matters.
OTHER SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Silvia has spoken on many occasions to professional organizations and industry groups on intellectual property matters and business matters.
E-Commerce - Up Up and Away (Pitblado Lectures 2005).
Law Society presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.
Manitoba Bar Association presentations on intellectual property and technology matters.
Seminars on intellectual property and business law matters.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Chair of the National Intellectual Property Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association
Former Chair and currently a member of the Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association
Board Member of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Member of The Young Associates and Member of The Associates
Sponsor of Entrepreneurs' Organization
Board Member of Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Member of the Donor Committee of the Health Sciences Centre Foundation
Volunteer at The Legal Help Centre Inc.
Silvia is a member of the following Lex Mundi practice groups:
-E-Commerce, Privacy, Outsourcing, Technology
Former Chairperson and currently a Member of the Policy Committee of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Former Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security Review Tribunal
Member of the Technology Committee of The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Manitoba
Member of the Dinner Gala Committee of The Western Aviation Museum
Member of the Golden Girl Gala Committee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg