Michelle Redekopp


Winnipeg / Services provided by M R Redekopp Law Corporation

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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, construction, transportation and pension law.

Commercial, Real Estate, Construction and Municipal

  • Lead counsel on purchase and sale of office, retail, industrial and development properties for real estate investment trust
  • Lead counsel on purchase and sale of large office buildings and manufacturing facilities
  • Providing commercial and real estate advice to national grocery retailer
  • Co-Counsel on negotiation of construction of large agricultural processing plant
  • Providing advice on construction of 40-storey mixed-use tower along with subdivision of airspace titles for office and apartment tower
  • Lead and co-counsel for negotiating construction contracts and heavy equipment procurement for potash mine
  • Negotiating development agreements, grant agreements and other municipal agreements for large greenfield development projects, quarries, etc.
  • Providing advice to a variety of clients on shareholders matters, buyout, etc.
  • Providing advice on a variety of commercial business and real estate acquisitions
  • Assisted on various strategic alliance matters involving a large public company


  • Providing a variety of clients with assistance on contract negotiations and interpretation, including truck and rail transportation, marine shipping 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
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Real Estate Law (since 2019)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions Law (since 2020)
  • A leading practitioner, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Corporate Commercial
  • Member of MLT Aikins Executive Board
  • Chair, Manitoba Pension Commission (2020-present)
  • Vice-Chair, Manitoba Pension Commission (1997-1999, 2018-2020)
  • Director, iDE Canada (2019-present)
  • Director, Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (2013-2018)
  • 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)
  • Director, Bethania Personal Care Home (1996-1998)
  • Director, Crosstown Credit Union Limited (1992-1995)
  • Member, The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member, 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)