Brent’s focus is primarily in business, construction and aboriginal law. He has particular experience in mergers/acquisitions, divestitures, residential and commercial real estate, including leasing and development, secured transactions, securities and financing. Brent’s construction practice is focused on providing advice to general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, owners (with an emphasis on First Nation capital works projects) in all aspects of construction law including bidding and tendering, lien claims, non-payment and deficiency litigation. Brent is frequently involved in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements, procurement and tendering issues, insurance claims and claims under performance and/or labour and material payment bonds as well as providing advocacy services for mediations, arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and litigation. Brent also provides counsel to a number of First Nations in Manitoba with respect to general governance and employment issues, major on-reserve construction projects, additions to reserve, urban reserves, treaty land entitlement claims, flood claims and election law.
LL.B University of Manitoba 1992
Call to the Bar of Manitoba 1993
Advanced ADR Workshop, University of Windsor Faculty of Law 1996
Leading Teams and Organizations, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business 2008
Advanced Negotiating Strategies, Harvard University 2017
H.I. Corne Prize for Top Mark in Contract Law – Recipient
Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
Member of the Winnipeg Construction Association
Member of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
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