Adam Levene

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4632

Fax: (204) 957-4221

Services provided by A L Levene Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1999)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1998)

Adam practises in the area of taxation, corporate governance, business succession, tax and structuring for groups of professionals, corporate and commercial law, real estate and finance transactions, charities, and trusts and estate planning.

  • Lead counsel to Enns Brothers Ltd. including in its acquisition of Countryside Equipment, Reimer Farm Supplies and DB Murray Equipment
  • Lead counsel to JR Simplot Company on corporate matters and acquisitions across Western Canada
  • Lead counsel to Amenity Healthcare LP in the acquisition of 21 pharmacies
  • Lead counsel to Amenity Healthcare LP in its sale to TorQuest Partners
  • Counsel to Amenity Holdings Inc. in mergers and acquisitions, employment, corporate and other matters throughout Western Canada
  • Lead counsel to Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc. including real estate acquisitions, development, financing and corporate governance matters
  • Lead counsel to LS Properties in its acquisition of a portfolio of properties in excess of $250 million and in 11 capital raises
  • Lead counsel to the Wealth Planning Group in the acquisition of seven insurance and benefits companies
  • 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 Harpenn Properties/K & P Properties in its acquisition, development and financing activities
  • 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

Adam is a member of the MLT Aikins Executive Board. He practises in the area of taxation, corporate and commercial law, real estate and finance transactions, charities, and trusts and estate planning. His practice includes tax planning advice, corporate and business reorganizations, assistance with respect to the planning and documentation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, licensing and franchise agreements, handling shareholder disputes and business disputes, planning for non-profit organizations, preparation of succession planning documents including wills, powers of attorney and other related documents, attending to estate administration and handling matters with respect to taxation dispute resolution with Canada Revenue Agency.

He places particular emphasis on private corporation planning and reorganization and planning for professionals. Adam is a sought after adviser to private groups on corporate governance, tax planning and business succession.

  • Member, MLT Aikins Executive Board (2017)
  • Board of Trustees, Jewish Federations of North America (2016)
  • President, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg/Combined Jewish Appeal (2015-2017)
  • Board Member, Jewish Federations of Canada – United Israel Appeal (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, Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc.(2005-2007)
  • Director, Estate Planning Council of Winnipeg (2003-2006)
  • Director and Honorary Solicitor, Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Inc.(2000-2005)
  • 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)
  • Member of 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 (2007-2013), Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Past Chair, Tax Subsection, Manitoba Bar Association

Memberships

  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Sessional Instructor, Solicitors Transactions course offered by the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
  • Instructor in the Bar Admission Course of The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Assisted in the preparation of materials and in tutoring for the Tax subsection of the Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course.
  • Presenter for the Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Estate Planning Council
  • Co-Author (with Florence Carey) of “Tools for Retirement Planning for Owner-Managers,” presented at the Canadian tax Foundation Prairie Provinces Tax Conference (2004)
  • 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