MBA 2022 Mid-Winter Conference with TDS Lawyers Leilani Kagan, Caroline Kiva and Bruce Taylor

TDS lawyers Leilani Kagan, Caroline Kiva and Bruce Taylor are participating in… Learn More

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TDS lawyers Leilani Kagan, Caroline Kiva and Bruce Taylor are participating in panel discussions at the MBA Mid-Winter Conference in January 2022. The annual Mid-Winter Conference is the Manitoba Bar Association’s premier two-day legal conference designed especially for their Manitoba members and offers well-rounded professional development, networking, special events and much more. 

MBA 2021 Mid-Winter Conference
Thursday, January 20, 2022 to Friday, January 21, 2022
Online via Zoom Webinar

For more information and Registration:
Visit the Mid-Winter Conference website

Advising Commercial Landlords and Tenants in Insolvency

January 20, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Our panel will provide practical guidance and strategies to help lawyers advise commercial landlords with insolvent tenants, as well as tenants who are facing financial difficulties and considering restructuring options. This session will outline a commercial landlord’s rights and limitations to distrain on a tenant’s property, illegal distress and a landlord’s priority to distrained goods over lenders with perfected security interests. The panel will discuss the applicable stays of proceedings and the ability of the respective court-officer to retain, assign or disclaim a lease in the event of a commercial tenant’s bankruptcy, receivership or BIA proposal. Lastly, the panel will review how to negotiate and incorporate specific provisions into a commercial lease to maximize commercial landlords’ security in the event of an insolvent tenant.

This session is being presented by the MBA Insolvency Law and Real Property Sections.

Catherine Howden, Pitblado LLP
Myong Lee, Ronald S. Ade Law Corporation
Bruce Taylor, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

Jason Bryk, Pitblado LLP
Myles Davis, WRMG Law LLP

Taxation of Damages and Settlement Amounts

January 21, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

Settlements and damage awards are often negotiated without regard to how such amounts may be subject to tax. This panel focusses on how both income tax and GST may apply to various types of settlements and damage awards. The speakers include a litigator and a tax practitioner, who will provide technical and practical tips on how to structure awards around potential taxation, from the perspective of both the payor and the recipient. This session will be of particular interest to practitioners of litigation, labour and employment law.

This session is being presented by the MBA Civil Litigation and Taxation Law Sections.

Leilani Kagan, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Michael Weinstein, MLT Aikins LLP

Kalyn Bomback, City of Winnipeg Legal Services

Advising the Executor

January 21, 2022 – 9:30-11:30am

This session will focus on issues that may arise for an executor in administering estates. Issues facing both solicitors and litigators who deal with estates will be canvassed, including a basic review of the role of the lawyer in acting for an executor, followed by a summary of steps of administration with attention to the issues of lapse, abatement and ademption, beneficiary designations, joint property, residency, restrictions on testamentary freedom due to contractual obligations on an estate and applicable legislation, discretion in dealing with property, advancing or settling claims, the executor’s year, advice and direction from the court in estate matters, executor’s powers and more.

This session is being presented by the MBA Wills, Estates & Trusts Section.

Caroline Kiva, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Ken Mandzuik, Tradition Law LLP
K. Eleanor Wiebe, Q.C., Fillmore Riley LLP

Solange Buissé, Taylor McCaffrey LLP