Carter Liebzeit

Associate

(he/him)

Winnipeg

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Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2023)
  • Ontario Bar (2020)
  • JD (Manitoba, 2019)
  • BA with distinction (Manitoba, 2016)

Carter is a litigation associate in the Winnipeg office. His practice includes a broad range of commercial and civil litigation matters. He is an effective, creative advocate with a passion for tackling complex legal issues.

Before joining MLT Aikins, Carter worked for a leading litigation boutique in Toronto for three years. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the British Columbia Supreme Court. Carter has played a significant role on complex litigation files including commercial disputes, fraud claims, and class actions. Carter has extensive advocacy experience, having acted as counsel on various motions on the Toronto Commercial List, six urgent injunctions, and several trials and arbitrations.

Carter obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba, where he achieved the highest standing in six courses. He clerked for the Manitoba Court of Appeal and for Justice McVeigh of the Federal Court. He summered with the Ontario Securities Commission’s Enforcement Branch and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva, Switzerland. Carter also spent four years collecting statistics for the Winnipeg Jets during the team’s home games.

  • Successfully defended franchise law claims exceeding $10 million in a four-week trial (Premium Host Inc. v Paramount Franchise Group, 2023 ONSC 1507)
  • Successfully opposed certification of major class action (Carcillo v Canadian Hockey League, 2023 ONSC 886)
  • Delivered submissions to Ontario Court of Appeal in Covid-19 rent dispute (Hudson’s Bay Company v Oxford Properties, 2022 ONCA 585)
  • Successfully opposed a landlord’s attempt to install a call centre in a major Ottawa mall (713949 Ontario Limited v. Hudson’s Bay Company, 2021 ONSC 1103)
  • Successfully brought motion requiring plaintiff corporations to pay security for costs (Premium Host Inc v Paramount Franchise Group, 2021 ONSC 5691)
  • Litigated urgent judicial review of early Covid-19 retail restrictions (Hudson’s Bay Company v Ontario (Attorney General), 2020 ONSC 8046)
  • Successfully enforced right of first refusal for major commercial real estate partnership at an arbitration hearing
  • Member, Law Society of Manitoba (2023-Present)
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario (2020-Present)
  • Member, Advocates’ Society (2020-2023)
  • Co-authored article on Covid-19 and breach of contact damages in Lexpert (2021)
  • Valedictorian, St. Paul’s College (2019)
  • Co-president, Environmental Law Student Group (2018-2019)
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association Legal Research Section (2018-2019)
  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Students Canada (2016-2019)
  • Deputy Returning Officer, University of Manitoba Students’ Union (2017-2018)
  • Davies Corporate/Securities Law Moot (2018-2019)
  • Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada (2017)
  • Justice Edmond Blanchard Law Clerk of the Year Award (Federal Court, 2020)
  • Schwartz-Reisman Scholarship for Community Involvement (2016-2019)
  • Yude M. Henteleff Award, Human Rights and Civil Liberties (2019)
  • John R. Haig Memorial Course Prize, Advanced Legal Research (2019)
  • Jack Rice Memorial Course Prize, Administrative Law (2018)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Course Prize, Aboriginal Law (2018)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Course Prize, Civil Procedure (2018)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Course Prize Course Prize, Refugee Law (2018)
  • D.A. Thompson, Q.C. Course Prize, Property Law (2017)
  • Undergraduate Research Award (2016)