Brian Lerner

Partner

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4603

Fax: (204) 957-4202

Services provided by B D Lerner Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1989)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1988)
  • BA, Economics (Manitoba, 1989)

Brian practises corporate and commercial law, advising clients on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of businesses, leveraged buy-outs, cross-border transactions, corporate finance and secured lending, corporate governance, commercial real estate and other general commercial matters.

  • Negotiated and concluded the equity and syndicated debt financing for the acquisition and relocation of the NHL “Atlanta Thrashers” to Winnipeg
  • Acted in the financing and construction of a new downtown sports and entertainment complex, involving public sector and private sector (equity and debt) participation
  • Acted in numerous share and asset acquisitions and divestitures
  • Acted in the merger of a local private company with a national, publicly-traded company
  • Acted in the sale of a national portfolio of commercial real estate properties
  • Member of the MLT Aikins Executive Board
  • Director, Health Sciences Centre Foundation
  • Director, True North Youth Foundation
  • Law Society of Manitoba: Bencher (2009-2012), Complaints Investigation Committee, Chair (2011-2012), Investment Committee (2011-present)
  • Director, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (National, 2009-2012)
  • Member, National Governance Committee (2012-2015)
  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (Manitoba Division)

Memberships

  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Sessional Lecturer – University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Advanced Corporate Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers for Corporate Law (since 2011)
  • Named consistently in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guides as one of leading 500 lawyers in Canada
  • A leading practitioner, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Corporate Commercial, Corporate Mid-Market