Maria A. Penner


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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4625

Fax: (204) 957-4434

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (2011)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 2010)

Maria practises in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on banking and commercial lending, commercial real estate, and corporate immigration and cross-border transactions.

Maria believes communication with clients is fundamental, allowing her to understand their unique needs and provide creative and practical legal solutions in a timely, diligent and cost-effective manner.

Her experience extends to the following practice areas:

  • Corporate/Commercial – organizing, structuring and restructuring businesses; mergers and acquisitions, including the purchase and sale of businesses; drafting, reviewing and advising on contracts, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements
  • Corporate Immigration – obtaining work permits and labour market opinions for corporate clients, including intra-company transfers, NAFTA work permits, business visitors for senior executives, managers and professionals
  • Commercial Real Estate – acting for purchasers, vendors, lenders, contractors, landlord and tenants


Past Positions:

  • Associate Lawyer, Fillmore Riley LLP (2011-2017)
  • Articling Student, Fillmore Riley LLP (2010-2011)
  • Merger of Rubicon Pharmacies Canada and Amenity Holdings Inc.
  • Executive Officer, Manitoba Bar Association, Real Property Sub-Section
  • Co-Chair, Manitoba Bar Association, Securities Sub-Section
  • Vice-Chair, Manitoba Bar Association, Immigration Sub-Section
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Presenter, “Business Acquisitions,” Entrepreneurship Manitoba, Business Settlement Office (Winnipeg, 2014)
  • Presenter, “Business Law Introduction,” YMCA / YWCA Business Training Centre (Winnipeg, 2013)
  • Presenter, “Employer Compliance and Ethics: Hiring a Temporary Foreign Worker in Occupations Requiring Lower Levels of Training,” Immigration and Employer Compliance: A New Era For Employer Liability Conference (Winnipeg, 2012)