Brad Zander

Associate

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4649

Fax: (204) 957-4402

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2014)
  • Ontario Bar (2011)
  • JD (Dalhousie, 2010)
  • BBA with Greatest Distinction (Brandon, 2007)

Brad’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial and securities law.

  • Lead counsel to funds managed by PFM Capital Inc. in connection with the acquisition of the All-Fab Group, a manufacturer and distributor of structural wood building components and ready-to-move homes and buildings operating as All-Fab, Olympic Homes, and Nu-Fab throughout Canada and the United States with manufacturing facilities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
  • Represented a U.S.-based privately-held multinational food and agribusiness company in connection with its cross-border acquisition of an Alberta-based crop inputs retailer and agronomy service provider
  • Represented a developer of medical devices and related intellectual property in connection with a share and asset sale to life sciences purchaser
  • Represented Manitoba-based technology startups in connection with securities offerings under Manitoba’s Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit program (SBVCTC) and Community Enterprise Development Tax Credit program (CED)
  • Represented the purchaser of liquids pipelines and related facilities in southern Manitoba and southwest Saskatchewan for $1.075 billion
  • Represented U.S.-based privately-held multinational food and agribusiness company in connection with its cross-border acquisition of a Canadian fertilizer storage business
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a $1.8 billion acquisition financing issuance by a TSX-listed Canadian utilities company
  • Represented a TSX-listed Canadian retailer in connection with its U.S.$2.9 billion acquisition of a major American department store chain and related acquisition financing
  • Represented the underwriters on a $147 million initial public offering on the TSX by a land registry and information services provider
  • Represented the underwriters in connection with a $5.8 billion acquisition financing issuance by a TSX-listed Canadian grocer in connection with its acquisition of the Canadian division of a competing multi-national grocery chain
  • Represented a TSX-listed Canadian diamond mining and jewelry retailer in connection with the sale of its luxury brand jewelry and timepiece division for U.S. $1 billion

Brad has experience in advising publicly traded and privately held corporations in connection with public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, takeover bids, purchases and sales of businesses, shareholder and partnership agreements and corporate governance. Prior to joining the firm, he practised at a major Toronto law firm and continues to be a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario).

Past Positions

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP: Associate (2011-2014), Articling Student (2010-2011)
  • Committee Member, Practice and Ethics Committee, The Law Society of Manitoba (2018)
  • Member, Presidential Search Committee, Brandon University (2018)
  • Member, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Arts, Culture and Heritage, City of Winnipeg (2017-present)
  • Member, Brandon University Board of Governors (2017-present)
  • Participant Review Committee Member (2016/2017), Business Coach (2016-present), Fast Pitch, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Committee Member, Professional Liability Claims Fund, The Law Society of Manitoba (2016-2018)
  • Board of Directors, Manitoba Curling Association (Curl Manitoba) (2016-present)

 Memberships

  • The Law Society of Manitoba (2014-present)
  • The Law Society of Ontario (2011-present)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • “Chapter 4: Canada,” The Private Equity Review, 2nd (London, UK: Gideon Roberton, 2013) with Brian Pukier and Sean Vanderpol
  • “Significant Amendments to National Instrument 45-106 Exemptions Announced” with Todd W. Thomson and Melissa Cattini (March 19, 2015)
  • “The Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program in Manitoba – Are you Eligible?” with Todd W. Thomson and Melissa Cattini (April 28, 2015)
  • Dean’s List, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University (2010)
  • Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarship (2007, 2008)