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.
Primary Practice Area
University of Manitoba, LLB., 1993
University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Arts, 1990
Nationally Recognized as a Woman of Influence by the Women of Influence Inc.
Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 - 2017 Technology Law
In the Community
Silvia has been nominated to the Branch Council of the Manitoba Bar Association. The term of office is from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2016.
Chair of the Transactional IP Committee of the Canadian Bar Association
Past 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
Past Chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Policy Committee
Member of The Associates
Member of the Recruitment Committee 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.
Former Director of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law - Membership Board Member
American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law - Vice-Chair of the IP Licensing
Member of the Treasury Risk Oversight Committee for The Province of Manitoba
Member of Life Science Association of Manitoba
Member of Nominations Committee of 2015 Women of Distinction Awards
Member of Pitblado Lectures 2015 Organizing Committee
Silvia is a member of the following Lex Mundi practice groups:-Intellectual Property-E-Commerce, Privacy, Outsourcing, Technology-Telecommunications
Seasonal Lecturer for The University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law on solicitor transaction matters, intellectual property matters, licencing matters and international law matters.
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.