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Bio

Bjorn is the managing partner of the Christianson TDS offices in Portage la Prairie, MacGregor and Gladstone, offices which have operated with the Christianson name since 1970. His current practice is focused principally on transactional matters in the areas of Farm Real Estate, Corporate, Commercial, Estates, Municipal Law, and litigation relating to those matters.

Born and raised in and around Westbourne and Portage la Prairie, Bjorn has spent his working career in South Central Manitoba. His clients are the individuals, businesses and institutions who live, work and shape the communities in the area. The concerns his clients bring him involve the acquisition, growth, and protection of their family, farm, and business assets.

  • Practice Areas

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Municipal

    Property & Development

    Trusts, Estates and Fiduciary Obligations

  • Education

    Bachelor of Arts (British History) - 1971, University of Winnipeg
    LLB - 1974, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba

  • Industries

    Agribusiness

    Start-ups

  • Achievements

    Appointed Queen's Counsel 1985
    Life Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba
    Honourary Life Member of the Law Societies of Saskatchewan and Alberta, as well as the Minnesota State Bar Association

  • In the Community

    Past Leader, Group Committee Chair, and District President of Portage & District Scouting Council
    Past Chair of Portage & District Economic Development Forum
    Past Chair of Community Foundation of Portage & District
    Past President of the Law Society of Manitoba
    Past President of the Manitoba Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

  • Speaking Engagements

    Presentations on various topics to organizations including the Winnipeg Association of Legal Support Staff, the Manitoba Association of Principals, the Manitoba Teachers Society, the Manitoba Association of Municipal Administrators, the Faculty of Law and the Law Society of Manitoba’s CPLED and CLE programs and numerous community groups and organizations.

    2015
    Manitoba Bar Association Midwinter Conference -
    Moderator: Tequila, Handguns and Social Media
    Co-Presenter: Knowledge Management for Lawyers: A Conversation

    American Bar Association Chicago TechShow 2015
    Co-Presenter: How to Select, Implement and Replace Technology
    Co-Presenter: Easy and Effective iPad Presentations

    2014
    Law Society of Manitoba -
    Co-Presenter: The Future of Law Practice- How to Prosper in the Future You Didn’t Expect
    Western Manitoba Bar Association -
    Co-Presenter: Client Management: Instant Pain Relief
    Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series -
    Co-Presenter: Contingency Planning: Preparing for the Unknown

    2013
    Law Society of Upper Canada Solo & Small Firm Conference –
    Co-Presenter: Technology Tools for Your Law Practice
    Co-Presenter: Excelling at Client Service with Better Time and Task Management
    Co-Presenter: Everything You Wanted to Know about Macs but Were Afraid to Ask
    Panel: Stump the Experts
    Panel: 60 Tips You Cannot Do Without

    2012
    Law Society of Upper Canada Solo & Small Firm Conference –
    Co-Presenter: Essential Technologies Every Small Firm Should Have
    Co-Presenter: Managing Time & Information Overload in a Busy Practice
    Panel: Stump the Experts
    Panel: 60 Practical Practice Tips in 60 Minutes

    2011
    Halifax Solo & Small Firm Conference
    Presenter: Time Management
    Panel: Risk and Practice Management