Leilani is a partner in the Business Law Group (Tax). Her practice encompasses corporate transactions and all aspects of income and commodity taxation, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a primary focus on owner-manager taxation issues, corporate reorganizations, spin-offs, private equity investments, financings, REITs, partnership and joint ventures.
Leilani’s practice also includes business succession planning, estate planning and trusts, as well as advisory and compliance work with charities and non-profit organizations, including private and public foundations.
University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1998
University of Manitoba, B.A. (Economics), 1995
Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) Designation by the Manitoba Government, 2022
Lexpert’s Leading Lawyers Under 40
University of Manitoba Gold Medalist, 1995
Completed Part I, II & III of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course
Director of The Dream Factory Foundation
Director of TOBA Centre for Children and Youth
United Way Major Donor Cabinet
Member of the “Y” Sports dinner Committee in support of the JCC Rady Centre
Sessional lecturer in Robson Hall Law School, University of Manitoba
Learning Group Facilitator for The Centre for Professional Legal Education program (CPLED) for the Law Society of Manitoba
Lecturer for Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba Professional Development
Numerous journal articles, periodicals, lectures and presentations on tax-related matters, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation Prairie Provinces Tax Conference and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Manitoba, Canada section of the Lex Mundi Tax Rulings Global Practice Guide, financial advisors, banks and credit unions and local and national charities.
On August 9, 2022, the Department of Finance Canada released a package… Learn More
The Problem The Income Tax Act (Canada) has long received bipartisan criticism… Learn More
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TDS lawyer Stefan W. Drew represented Winnipeg, Manitoba based Sherpa Marketing on… Learn More
Bold Commerce: $35 Million CAD Series B Funding Equity Raise Transaction … Learn More
Leilani Kagan, Stephen Porco and Courtney Weinstein acted for Exchange District Properties… Learn More
Leilani Kagan and Stephen Porco acted for Garry Street SPRQ LP and… Learn More
Leilani Kagan, Stephen Porco, and Courtney Weinstein acted for Exchange District Properties… Learn More
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP acted for HyLife Ltd. on the acquisition of… Learn More
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP acted as legal advisor to Boyd Group Services Inc. on its public offering… Learn More
TDS acted for Brandon, Manitoba based Manitoba NetSet Ltd. and I-Netlink Incorporated… Learn More
Export 101: Preparing to Enter the United States Market with TDS lawyers Doug Forbes, Leilani Kagan, K.C., Jennifer McRae, Rob Olson and Ingrid Ruiz
Dates: January 30 and 31, 2023 Time: 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.… Learn More
STEP Canada seminar: Preparing the Family Business for Sale or Succession with TDS lawyer Leilani Kagan, K.C.
Date: February 21, 2023 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CT Location:… Learn More
Family Business Transition – Getting Ready – Technically and Emotionally with TDS lawyer Leilani Kagan K.C.
Join TDS lawyer Leilani Kagan, K.C., Patrick O’Connor, President, Blackwood Family Enterprise… Learn More
STEP Canada – Advising Families Across Generation seminar series with TDS lawyers Caroline G. S. Kiva and Leilani Kagan, K.C.
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman is proud to be a Diamond Sponsor for the… Learn More
DATE: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST… Learn More
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP lawyers Silvia de Sousa, Leilani Kagan K.C., and… Learn More
Doing Business in Canada: The Distinct Advantages of Manitoba Limited Partnerships with TDS lawyers Richard Yaffe and Leilani Kagan
Join TDS lawyers, Richard Yaffe and Leilani Kagan, and Lex Mundi for… Learn More
TDS lawyers Leilani Kagan, Caroline Kiva and Bruce Taylor are participating in… Learn More