Brent Kaneski

Partner

Bio

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.

Education

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

Professional Involvement/Achievements

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

Statement on Covid-19 Preparedness

With the continuing pandemic brought about by COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures to ensure the health safety and well0being of those attending our offices. The well0being of our employees and clients remains a top priority and we are following the lead of Canadian public health authorities at this important time. Appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure our office is safe and we have protocols in place to ensure they stay that way including:

  • Mandatory masks required for all individuals attending our premises, including delivery and service personnel;
  • Limited client attendances to our office to only those required to physically attend in person;
  • Accommodating meetings to occur via phone or video;
  • Introducing enhanced cleaning protocols, with particular focus on high traffic and high contact areas;
  • Maintaining records of attendances to our premises in the event contact tracing is necessary;

To protect yourself and others, we will not allow entry to our premises if you have:

  • Any of the following symptoms: difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness, fever/chills, cough, sore throat/hoarse voice, loss of taste or sense of smell;
  • Travelled out of Province within the last 14 days;
  • Had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days;
  • Tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days;
  • Any people with whom you live tested positive in the last 30 days.

We ask for your cooperation so that together we can take reasonable measures to prevent transmission of the virus. Know that we are doing our part by putting employment policies in place so that our staff are protected, and we are able to continue to function and operate on your behalf. Again, we continue to monitor this situation closely and will provide ongoing updates as needed. We also encourage you to stay up-to-date through Canada’s Public Health website.

Thank you.