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Aikins Ranked Top Law Firm in Manitoba by Canadian Lawyer InHouse

Aikins has been named the top law firm in Manitoba by Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine.

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Reis Pagtakhan to Present at CCCA Section Meeting on Immigration Law

You’ve heard of dawn raids under the Income Tax Act and Criminal Code. Now, as of December 31, 2014, the Government of Canada can conduct a dawn raid under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (and, as an added bonus, these can be done without a warrant). Learn about these and other new immigration law changes for 2014 including how to ensure company human resource systems are immigration-compliant should the government come knocking.

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Aikins Announces a New Partner, Robert Fleischaker

Aikins is pleased to announce that Robert Fleischaker has been admitted as a partner of the firm.

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Honouring the Memory of Lorne Campbell

We reflect on the life and legacy of our friend, respected colleague and mentor, A. Lorne Campbell Q.C.

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Aikins Welcomes Associate Trisha G. Faurschou

Aikins is pleased to announce that Trisha Faurschou has joined the firm as an associate in the Advocacy Department.

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Shandra Czarnecki Recipient of Lexpert Rising Star Award

Shandra Czarnecki, a partner in the labour and employment department at Aikins Law, received a Lexpert Rising Star award in Toronto on November 4, 2013. The Rising Star Awards honour leading lawyers under forty from across Canada who demonstrate leadership, business acumen and a strong sense of teamwork and who contribute to the community and the profession.

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Dave Negus and Reis Pagtakhan to Present at the 2013 HRMAM Connect Conference

On Tuesday, October 22, 2013 and Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Reis Pagtakhan and Dave Negus will present at the HRMAM Connect Conference. The conference offers sessions and presentations led by industry professionals including CHRP’s, lawyers and consultants. Four keynote speakers will discuss leadership disciplines, annoying habits and professional etiquette, social gravity and trust within the workplace.

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Aikins Raises $3.5K for the Children’s Hospital Foundation and CancerCare Manitoba

Aikins Law participated in the Manitoba Dragon Boat Festival September 14-15, 2013. The team, Kiyo Komodo, raised $3,500 in support of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba through fund raising.

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Reis Pagtakhan to Present at Bakken Market Access Program Meeting

On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, Reis Pagtakhan, a partner at Aikins Law, will be a panel presenter at De-Mystifying the US Border, a meeting and round table discussion hosted by the World Trade Centre Winnipeg. Bob Cowie, Vice-President of Consulting at GHY International will also be on the panel, along with some border experts.

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Daniel Watts To Present On Estate Planning For Dependants With Disabilities

On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Daniel Watts will present a workshop on “Estate Planning for Dependants with Disabilities” at the Association for Community Living in Beausejour, Manitoba.

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Manitoba Home to Thirteen Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers has named thirteen “Lawyers of the Year” in Manitoba. Three of those thirteen are Aikins lawyers.

Congratulations to all those awarded. Thank you to the team members, support staff, and organizations that make their success possible.

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Aikins Raises $3.7K In Big Bike Fundraiser

Aikins was pleased to participate in the Big Bike Ride for the third year in a row, on Friday June 22, 2013. Since 2011, Aikins has raised almost $12,000 in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation through this event. This year the team raised $3,700. 

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Teresa Okerlund Elected ICAM President

Teresa Okerlund was elected President and Chair of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba (ICAM) for 2013-14 at the Council meeting held immediately after the Institute’s Annual General Meeting on June 14th.

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Announcing Four New Lawyers

Congratulations to Ariel Glinter, Catherine S. Laspina, Jaime J.B. Rosin and Celia A. Valel on their Call to the Bar of Manitoba and on joining the firm as associates.

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Aikins Law Teams Up with ImagineAbility for United Way Day of Caring

On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, volunteers from Aikins Law prepared and served lunch at ImagineAbility for an annual United Way Day of Caring BBQ.

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Reis Pagtakhan to Present at Canada-US Border Crossing Seminar

Reis Pagtakhan will be speaking at a Canada-US Border Crossing Seminar on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.  This breakfast seminar is hosted by CME Manitoba.

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Aikins Ranked #1 Law Firm in Manitoba

We are proud to share that Aikins has been named the top law firm in Manitoba as voted by lawyers, in-house counsel, and clients from across Canada.
 

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Aikins Announces a New Partner, Rachel Margolis

Aikins is pleased to announce that Rachel Margolis has been admitted as a partner of the firm.

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Aikins Announces Herb Peters as New Managing Partner

Aikins is pleased to announce that Herb Peters has assumed the role of Managing Partner of the Firm effective February 1, 2013.

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Reis Pagtakhan to Present at HRMAM Immigration Workshop

Have you been looking at ways that you can bring in foreign workers to fill some of your staffing gaps? Do you wonder how the immigration process works and what services are available once a foreign worker arrives? If yes, you won’t want to miss this workshop on Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Brandon.

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Tom Dooley Recipient of Lexpert Magazine Leadership Award

Tom Dooley, a partner at Aikins Law, has received a Lexpert Zenith Award celebrating leadership.

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Jon Sigurdson to Present at 2012 Isaac Pitblado Lectures

Jon Sigurdson will present at 2012 Isaac Pitblado Lectures on Friday, November 30, 2012.

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Aikins Welcomes Associate Daniel Watts

Aikins is pleased to announce that Daniel Watts has joined the Firm as an associate.

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Susan Lewis, President & CEO of the United Way of Winnipeg, to Speak at Aikins Law

Aikins is pleased to host Athena Leadership for their event featuring Susan Lewis, President & CEO of the United Way of Winnipeg, on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

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Adam Levene to Present at CIBC Event about Aging Successfully

On Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Adam Levene will guest speak alongside Lynne Fineman, owner of Solutions for Successful Aging at Aging Successfully, a presentation by the Cristall Pollack Braun Group at CIBC.

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Cyril Labman & Dave Negus to Present at Winnipeg Employment Law Seminar

Cyril Labman and Dave Negus will present at a popular employment breakfast seminar hosted by People First HR Services Ltd. on Wednesday, September 19th at Winnipeg Convention Centre.

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Aikins Launches United Way Campaign

Aikins' United Way campaign launched on Monday, September 10th.

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Reis Pagtakhan to Present at HRMAM Connect Conference

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Reis Pagtakhan will guest speak at the HRMAM Connect Conference for human resources professionals.

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Aikins Welcomes the Hon. Martin H. Freedman, A Returning Partner

The Honourable Martin H. Freedman, Q.C., C.Arb., a former partner of Aikins, has returned to the Firm.

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Aikins Welcomes Associate James P. O'Brien

Aikins is pleased to announce that James P. O’Brien has joined the firm as an associate.

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Manitoba Home to Sixteen Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers has named sixteen “Lawyers of the Year” in Manitoba. Four of those sixteen are Aikins lawyers.

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Announcing Five New Lawyers

Congratulations to Alexander C. Burdett, Baillie R. Chisick, Scott B. Markham, Daniel B. Newfield and Douglas A. Ripley on their Call to the Bar of Manitoba and on joining the Firm as associates.

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Aikins To Host Update on Business Method Patents and Canadian Intellectual Property Presentation

Monday, June 11, 2012 - Aikins Law will host the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada for a lunch presentation on the Updates in Business Method Patents and Recent and Upcoming Changes in the Canadian IP Landscape.

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Jon Sigurdson to Present at Canadian Meat Council Annual Conference

On Thursday May 31, 2012, Jon Sigurdson will present on the topic of “Food Sales Contracts” at this national industry association conference.
 

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Aikins Welcomes New Lawyer Focusing in Food Law

Jon Sigurdson, a new Associate, combines extensive legal experience in production, processing and sale of food products, to offer a highly focused legal practice – food law.

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Aikins Lawyers Present at HRMAM 2012 Legislative Review

Shandra Czarnecki and Reis Pagtakhan, Partners at Aikins Law, presented at the Human Resources Management Association of Manitoba’s 2012 Legislative Review on April 30, 2012.

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Adam Levene to Present at CIBC Event for Medical Corporations

One Wednesday, June 6, 2012, Adam Levene will guest speak alongside David Erenberg of R&D Insurance Agency Ltd at Custom Tailored Financial Strategies for Your Medical Corporation, a presentation by the Cristall Pollack Braun Group of CIBC.

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Cyril Labman & Dave Negus to Present at Winnipeg Employment Law Seminar

Cyril Labman and Dave Negus will present at an employment breakfast seminar hosted by People First HR Services Ltd. on Thursday, May 10th at Winnipeg Convention Centre.

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Reis Pagtakhan to speak at Canadian Corporate Counsel Association World Summit

Reis Pagtakhan, head of the immigration practice at Aikins Law, is speaking at the CCCA World Summit in Montreal in April.

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Aikins Sponsors International Polar Bear Conservation Centre

Aikins Law is proud to support the Assiniboine Park Conservancy in developing a strong and dynamic education program at the new International Polar Bear Conservation Centre at Assiniboine Park Zoo.

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Chambers Global Ranks Aikins As Top Manitoban Law Firm

Chambers and Partners has recognized Aikins Law as one of the top law firms on the Prairies for general business law in their Chambers Global Guide 2012 which was released this week.

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Aikins Wins North American Ad Award

The Aikins Was There campaign, which showcases client success stories, has one first place in the advertising campaign category at The Legal Marketing Association’s Your Honour Awards.

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Tax Break for Professionals, Adam Levene Co-Presents

Adam Levene will be co-presenting Bang for Your Buck: Give Me a Tax Break, an evening for professionals, put on by the Jewish Foundation of Winnipeg on Wednesday, February 29th.

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CCCA Meeting - Immigration Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

You Gotta be Kidding! There is Such a Thing as Immigration Due Diligence?!

On Tuesday, February 14th, immigration lawyer Reis Pagtakhan presents on new regulations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

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Announcing Two New Partners

Aikins is pleased to announce that Marla Levene and Reis Pagtakhan have been admitted as Partners of the Firm.

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True North Acquisition of NHL Franchise Featured in Canadian Bar Association Magazine

The CBA's National Magazine featured a story on the True North acquisition of the NHL Franchise, the Winnipeg Jets, in their December issue.

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Jim Ludlow of True North Awarded for Business Achievement

Jim Ludlow of True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd. received the WCGCA Business Achievement award on Monday, November 7th, 2011.

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CDI College Awards Aikins as “Employer of the Year”

CDI College awarded Aikins as Winnipeg's "Employer of the Year" at their fall graduation ceremony on November 5, 2011.

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Aikins Welcomes Associate Erin Wilcott

Aikins is pleased to announce that Erin M. Wilcott is returning to the Firm as an Associate.

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Bruce Taylor Recognized as a Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer

Bruce Taylor was recognized as a leading Insolvency and Restructuring lawyer by Lexpert.

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Aikins Welcomes Associates Rachel Margolis and Lori LaBine

Aikins is pleased to announce that Rachel Margolis and Lori LaBine are joining the Firm as Associates.

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Aikins Raises $58,249 for United Way

To date, Aikins has raised $58,249 of our $95,000 campaign goal for United Way.

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Aikins Welcomes Jonathan Kroft, A Returning Partner

Jonathan Kroft, a former partner of Aikins, returned to the Firm this summer.

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Aikins Ranked #1 Law Firm in Manitoba

We are proud to share that lawyers, in-house counsel, and clients from across Canada have voted Aikins as the top law firm in Manitoba.

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Aikins Congratulates 27 Top Listed Lawyers

Through the 2012 Best Lawyers peer-review process, 27 of Aikins lawyers have been recognized as top-listed in their practice areas.

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Jason Gisser Recognized for Local Philanthropy

In its recently published 2010 annual report, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba has recognized Jason Gisser for his philanthropy initiative - the Jason Gisser Fund for Oral Tumor Research.

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Marla Levene on Secondment with True North

Marla Levene is temporarily moving to True North Sports & Entertainment Limited to help with NHL franchise legal.

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Announcing Five New Lawyers

Congratulations to Nathan C. A. Aird, Adele D. Domenco, Jeremy M. Spiegel, Thomas K. Reimer and Jude R. Vermette on their Call to the Bar of Manitoba and on joining the Firm as associates.

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Aikins Raises Over $4K in Big Bike Fundraiser

Aikins was pleased to raise $4,356 in support of the Heart & Stroke Foundation through a Big Bike Ride on Friday, June 17, 2011.

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Aikins, KPMG Host Succession Planning Seminar

June 8th - Aikins and KPMG Enterprise hosted a Succession Planning Seminar featuring Mr. Charles N. Loewen, former CEO and Board Chair of Loewen Windows as the keynote speaker.

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Adam Levene Receives Max Nathanson Young Leadership Award

Adam Levene has been awarded the Max Nathanson Young Leadership Award by the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.

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James Ferguson Recognized as a Leading Corporate Lawyer

Lexpert has recognized James Ferguson as a leading corporate lawyer in an insert in today's Report on Business in the Globe & Mail.

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Aikins, PwC Host Corporate Social Responsibility Event Featuring Israel Idonije

Aikins and PricewaterhouseCoopers were pleased to host a lunch and forum discussion for leaders of Manitoba businesses on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Helga Van Iderstine Assumes Office of Manitoba Law Society President

Helga Van Iderstine, a litigation lawyer with Aikins, assumed the position of Manitoba Law Society President on Thursday, May 19th.

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Aikins’ Employee to Represent Manitoba at Canadian Senior Women’s Curling Championship

Aikins is proud to have a provincial curling champion in our midst.

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Announcing Four New Partners

Aikins is pleased to announce that Douglas Stewart, Florence Carey, Dale Melanson and Peter Drazic have been admitted as Partners of the Firm. Full Details

More than a new look

We’ve updated our look recently but the change goes beyond a new logo. The look is an indication of our continued effort to deliver our clients the advice they need to succeed.

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Manitoba home to eight “Lawyers of the Year”

Best Lawyers has named 2,611 'Lawyers of the Year' in 216 geographic locations across the globe. Manitoba is home to eight of them. Three of those eight are Aikins lawyers.

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