Winnipeg lawyers Grant Stefanson and Helga Van Iderstine have been appointed King’s Counsel.
Grant and Helga were among 17 lawyers recognized by the Government of Manitoba.
“The appointees we honour today have been long-serving members of the legal profession who have demonstrated outstanding practice, contributed to excellence in their profession and shown integrity and leadership throughout their careers,” said Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen in an announcement on January 1, 2023.
The Lieutenant-Governor awards the honorary King’s counsel title based on recommendations from the Justice Minister following consultation with an advisory council. This council includes representatives from the public, the legal community and the judiciary. The Minister noted that lawyers considered for the title “must have demonstrated outstanding practice, operated with integrity and leadership, fostered excellence in the profession and been in practice for at least 10 years.”
Grant maintains a business law practice with an emphasis on commercial advocacy. He has extensive experience with acquisitions and divestitures of retail pharmacies. His practice extends to commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and mediation, employment and labour law as well as aboriginal law. Learn more about Grant’s practice.
Helga practices in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law. She has extensive experience with regulatory issues and professional liability claims. Her wide ranging practice also includes, health law and human rights, energy and public utility regulation, bidding and tendering issues and personal injury. Learn more about Helga’s practice.
Please join us in congratulating Grant and Helga on this well-deserved achievement.