Adam Levene

Chair

(he/him)

Winnipeg / Services provided by A L Levene Law Corporation

Adam was named Chair of the Firm in 2022 and has acted as co-practice group coordinator of the firm’s Winnipeg Commercial Practice Group since 2017. Adam’s practice focuses on the area of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, commercial transactions and estate planning with a particular focus on professionals and business succession. His practice is national in scope, having acted for both public and private corporations across Canada. Adam plays a trusted advisor role to many of the firm’s clients, several of whom are market leaders in the dental, pharmacy, health care, agri-business, farm implement dealerships, metal recycling, insurance, sport and real estate consolidation spaces. Adam is a recognized leading lawyer in the tax and corporate law areas.

  • Counsel to Rubicon Pharmacies in mergers and acquisitions, employment, corporate and other matters throughout Western Canada
  • Lead counsel to Amenity Healthcare LP
  • Lead counsel to Amenity Healthcare LP in its sale to TorQuest Partners
  • Lead counsel to LS Properties in its acquisition of a portfolio of properties in excess of $400 million and in 11 capital raises
  • Counsel to Hub International in mergers and acquisitions in Canada
  • Lead counsel to JR Simplot Company on corporate matters and acquisitions across Western Canada
  • Lead counsel to the Wealth Planning Group in the acquisition of seven insurance and benefits companies
  • Lead counsel to Enns Brothers Ltd. including in its acquisition of Countryside Equipment, Reimer Farm Supplies and DB Murray Equipment
  • Lead counsel to Chisick Metal/Industrial Metal in its corporate and acquisition matters
  • Counsel to Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba in connection with its acquisition of investments including in the structuring of the Manitoba Property Fund
  • Counsel to Edgewater Limited Partnership with respect to its construction, development and financing of a luxury condominium project, including an offering of limited partnership units for financing its development
  • Lead counsel to Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc. including real estate acquisitions, development, financing and corporate governance matters
  • Regular counsel to dentists in connection with the purchase and sale of dental practices, tax planning and corporate structuring
  • Counsel to hundreds of private corporations, professional partnerships and corporate groups with an emphasis on tax structuring, shareholders agreements and resolution of disputes, corporate governance, liability minimization and succession planning

Having been active in the community since starting his practice, Adam has previously been the chairperson of Habitat for Humanity Manitoba, the chairperson of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and most recently competed a term as chairperson of the Combined Jewish Appeal for Winnipeg, having led a campaign that raised a record $6.2 million. Professionally, Adam has served as the chair of the Manitoba Bar Association tax subsection, on the board of directors of the Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg, and has spoken and presented for the Canadian Tax Foundation, STEP Canada and the Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg and to many industry groups on tax planning, corporate governance and business succession. Adam has been a teacher in the Bar Admissions Course and for the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law in Solicitors Transactions.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Adam graduated from the University of Manitoba law school in 1998 as Gold Medalist.

  • Member, MLT Aikins Executive Board (2017-present)
  • Practice Group Coordinator, MLT Aikins Business Law Group (2017-present)
  • Board of Trustees, Jewish Federations of North America (2016)
  • President, Combined Jewish Appeal, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg (2015-2017)
  • Board Member, United Israel Appeal, Jewish Federations of Canada (2015-2017)
  • Chair (2007-2008), Executive Member (2005-2008), Manitoba Bar Association Tax Subsection
  • Member, Governance Committee, Habitat for Humanity Canada Inc. (2005-2007)
  • Chair, Director and Honorary Solicitor (2005-2007), Director and Honorary Solicitor (2000-2005), Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc.
  • Director, Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg (2003-2006)
  • Co-chair of Professional Development, Young Adult Division (2000-2003)
  • Director and Trustee, Scholarship and Bursary Fund, University of Manitoba Student Union (1998-1999)
  • Board Member, Asper Jewish Community Campus (2013-2017)
  • Member, Combined Jewish Appeal Cabinet (2012-present)
  • Director, Glendale Golf and Country Club (2010-2013)
  • Chair of Budget and Allocations (2010-2013), Treasurer (2009-2010), Director (2007-2019), Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Past Chair, Tax Subsection, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Frequent presenter on taxation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance
  • Past Sessional Instructor, Solicitors Transactions Course, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
  • Past Instructor, Bar Admission Course, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • A leading practitioner, Corporate Tax, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Max Nathanson Young Leadership Award (2011)
  • University of Manitoba Law Gold Medallist (1998)
  • Honourable Alexander Morris Exhibition Prize (1998)
  • Archie Micay, Q.C., LL.D. Award (1998)
  • Carswell Company Prize (1998, 1997)
  • Margaret Hypatia Crawford Prize (1998)
  • Pauline and Samuel Zinman Prize (1998)
  • Second Law Society Prize (1998)
  • A.W. Hogg Undergraduate Scholarship (1997)
  • The Carswell Company Limited Prize (1997)
  • Isbister Scholarship (1997)
  • D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize in Evidence (1997)
  • Manly Isaacs Prize in Legal Methods (1996)
  • Bethia Henry Memorial Scholarship, University of Winnipeg (1995)
  • Henry L. Draper Academic Proficiency Scholarship (1994)
  • Miscellaneous Prizes for Highest Standing in Specific Courses (1996-1998):
    • Business Planning and Finance Law, Highest Standing
    • Wills and Succession, Highest Standing
    • Labour Management Relations, Highest Standing
    • Trust Law, Highest Standing
    • Evidence Law
    • Legal Writing