David Carrick

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4647

Fax: (204) 957-4226

Services provided by D M Carrick Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1982)
  • LLB (Toronto, 1981)
  • B.Comm. with honours (Manitoba, 1978)

David maintains an extensive business law practice with clients throughout Canada. He advises businesses in a variety of industries across Canada, with a focus on expansion, restructuring and maximizing business ownership value. He specializes in advising both developers and users of information technology in respect of all of their contractual relationships.

His practice includes:

  • Advising businesses in a variety of industries, with the focus being a solid initial foundation, expansion (including through mergers and acquisitions), restructuring (including succession planning and sale to a third party) and maximizing value for the owners at each stage in the evolution of each business
  • Assisting entrepreneurs in developing, protecting and commercializing their inventions and intellectual property
  • Advising suppliers of information technology in its protection, development, distribution, licensing and sales
  • Advising users of information technology in its acquisition, often negotiating the acquisition and related agreements on their behalf
  • Advising businesses in responding to access to information requests made under the Access to Information Act or under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba)
  • Advising businesses regarding their personal information management systems, for the purpose of compliance with federal (Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) and provincial (Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba) and Personal Health Information Act (Manitoba) privacy laws
  • Frequent speaker and author of an extensive number of published papers regarding all aspects of technology law and technology commercialization
  • Founder and Past-President, Fish Futures Inc., which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013
  • Vice-Chair, Manitoba Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund, Fish Enhancement Subcommittee

Memberships

  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

More than 70 presentations regarding various technology, privacy and/or intellectual property matters of interest to clients since 1994, including:

  • Presenter, “That’s Private – Get the Facts on Your Obligations Under PIPEDA – 2013 Update,” Manitoba Tourism Education Council (March 14, 2013)
  • Presenter, “That’s Private – Get the Facts on Your Obligations Under PIPEDA,” Manitoba Tourism Education Council (April 7, 2011)
  • Presenter, “PIPEDA Refresher: Breathing New Life Into Your Privacy Projects,” Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils (February 17, 2011)
  • Presenter, “Protecting and Commercializing Software – Selected Legal Issues and Practical Advice,” CEO Manitoba Patent Workshop (November 5, 2009)
  • Presenter, “Protecting and Commercializing Intellectual Property,” Technology Based Entrepreneurship Course, Red River College (May 24, 2008)
  • Presenter, “Privacy Law Compliance for Archives and Museums – Privacy Project Documentation and Workshop,” Manitoba Archivists and Museums (June 19, 2007)
  • Presenter, “Software Copyright Issues,” Intellectual Property Management Studies, University of Manitoba Continuing Education (November 21, 2006)
  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property and Protection,” Investment Canada Workshop (January 26, 2006)

More than 55 articles and/or documentation initiatives regarding various technology, privacy and/or intellectual property matters of interest to clients since 1995, including:

  • Six turnkey documents for privacy projects for archivists and museums, available through The Association for Manitoba Archives and The Association of Manitoba Museums
  • Nine turnkey documents for privacy projects for day care centers and home care centers, available through The Manitoba Child Care Association
  • Nine turnkey documents for privacy projects for organizations dedicated to the promotion of employment of people with disabilities, available through The Manitoba Supported Employment Network
  • Eleven template documents for privacy projects for non-profit organizations, available through Volunteer Manitoba
  • “Flying Into the Cloud: Make Sure to Chart Your Course Very Carefully,” Upword magazine, Winnipeg Construction Association (Spring 2012 edition)
  • “Company Websites: No Shortage of Legal Issues,” Upword magazine, Winnipeg Construction Association (Fall 2007 edition)
  • “Privacy and Commercial/Business Law – Creeping up the Radar Screen,” Isaac Pitblado Lectures (2004)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers for Information Technology Law
  • Named by Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year for Winnipeg Information Technology Law (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • A leading practitioner, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Computer and IT Law
  • Inductee, Manitoba Fishing Hall of Fame (2015)
  • Canada’s Recreational Fisheries Award, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (1993)
  • John Willis Award, University of Toronto