Bio

Richard is a partner who practises primarily in the area of securities law, with a corporate and commercial transactional practice and an emphasis on the strategic use of Manitoba limited partnerships.

Richard acts as Manitoba counsel in multi-jurisdictional public offerings being made in Manitoba. He represents issuers and dealers in public offerings of equity and debt securities. Richard has acted in the creation of mutual funds, and has represented portfolio managers and advisers. He provides securities law and governance advice to public companies and assists them in their ongoing annual meeting and continuous disclosure requirements.

Richard’s commercial practice focuses on the creation and maintenance of Manitoba limited partnerships, including private equity and investment funds, and he advises and acts on financing and other transactions for those limited partnerships.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Securities

  • Services

    Securities

    Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Education

    University of Manitoba, BA, Dean’s Honour List, 1976

    University of Manitoba, LLB, 1979

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1980

  • Achievements

    Appointed Queen’s Counsel (Manitoba, 2019)

    Named Winnipeg Securities Law “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers (2017 & 2019) and recognized consistently by Best Lawyers in the areas of both Corporate Law and Securities Law

    A leading practitioner, Corporate Finance, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Public Member, Manitoba District Council, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) for the purpose of chairing disciplinary hearings

    Public Representative, Prairie Regional Council, Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) for the purpose of chairing disciplinary hearings

    Secretary, Committee on Fund Governance and Conflicts of Interest established by the Ontario Securities Commission to respond to the Stromberg Recommendations for Regulating Investment Funds in Canada

    Paul David Russell Prize, University of Manitoba (highest standing in Philosophy major program)

  • In the Community

    Chair, Board of Directors, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba

    Chair, Board of Trustees, The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc.

    Chair, Legacy Campaign and founding visionary, Winnipeg Art Gallery Inuit Art Centre

    Member, Board of Directors, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

    National Board Member, Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum

    Past Chair, Board of Governors, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (1998-2005)

  • Legal Teachings

    Sessional Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law – Negotiation

    Judge, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law – Annual Negotiation Competition

    Seminar leader and examiner, The Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course – Ethics and Professional Responsibility

  • Speaking Engagements

    Presents regularly across Canada on the strategic use of Manitoba limited partnerships

    Manitoba Bar Association, Mid-Winter Convention - Manitoba Limited Partnerships

    Manitoba Bar Association, Mid-Winter Convention - Negotiation Techniques

     

  • Associations

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Manitoba Bar Association
    • Law Society of Manitoba