Michelle Redekopp

Partner

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Office: Winnipeg

Main: (204) 957-4698

Fax: (204) 957-4228

Services provided by M R Redekopp Law Corporation

Education & Qualifications

  • Manitoba Bar (1994)
  • LLB (Manitoba, 1993)
  • BA (Winnipeg, 1990)

Michelle is a partner practising in the area of corporate and commercial law, with a special emphasis on business acquisitions, dispositions, commercial real estate, financing, transportation and pension law.

Commercial and Real Estate

  • Co-lead counsel on sale of city-owned telephone company
  • Assisted on acquisition of Allstream Inc. by Manitoba Telephone Services Inc.
  • Lead counsel on purchase and sale of large manufacturing facilities
  • Providing advice on a variety of commercial business and real estate acquisitions
  • Assisted on various strategic alliance matters involving a large public company
  • Providing advice to a variety of clients on shareholders matters
  • Providing commercial and real estate advice to national grocery retailer
  • Providing advice on the creation of and ongoing advice pertaining to life lease projects

 

Transportation

  • Providing a variety of clients with assistance on contract negotiations and interpretation, including truck and rail transportation and port contracts
  • Providing advice on levels of service issues
  • Drafting independent contractor and third party trucking agreements
  • Lead counsel on purchase and sale of trucking businesses

 

Pension and Benefit

  • Advised employer on partial windup and full windup of a defined benefit plan
  • Advised federal employer on establishing new defined benefit/flexible plan and transfer of assets into plan
  • Advised employers on participation and separation from multi-employer plans and plan texting draft
  • Preparation of health and welfare benefit trust agreements
  • Advised on purchases and sales of companies involving insolvent pension plans
  • Providing advice on negotiating and interpreting various pension related agreements

 

Financial Services

  • Providing advice to various lenders and borrowers on securitization, registration and priority issues
  • Negotiated factoring agreement for accounts receivable
  • Assisted in creation of mutual funds and transfer of mortgage blocks

Past Positions

  • Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP: Senior Associate (1998-2004)
  • Pitblado & Hoskin: Associate and Articling Student (1993-1998)
  • Investors Group Financial Services Inc.: Associate Legal Counsel (1996), secondment position
  • Director, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (2013-present)
  • Chair, Constitution Committee, Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (2005-present), Committee Member (2003-2005)
  • Council Member, Manitoba Bar Association (2005-2007)
  • Chair, Business Law Subsection, Manitoba Bar Association (2002-2003)
  • Vice-Chair, Manitoba Pension Commission (1997-1999)
  • Chair, Manitoba Chamber Small Business Committee (1994-1999)
  • Director, Bethania Personal Care Home (1996-1998)
  • Director, Crosstown Credit Union Limited (1992-1995)

Memberships

  • Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association
  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • “Legal Update on Pension Matters,” Public Sector Pension Conference (July 2010)
  • “Pension Issues with Respect to Mergers and Acquisitions,’ Pension Law, Litigation and Governance Conference, Canadian Institute (May 11, 2006)
  • “Legal Options in Commercial Transactions,” The Law Society of Manitoba (May 11, 2005)
  • Advanced Business Law, The Law Society of Manitoba (September 30, 2003)
  • Basic Business Law, The Law Society of Manitoba (May 6, 2003)
  • Bar Administration Course Seminar Leader Real Estate, the Law Society of Manitoba (2002-2003)
  • Red River Community College, Business Law II Instructor (1994-1996)
  • A leading practitioner, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Corporate Commercial