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Richard L. Yaffe*


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Manitoba - 1980

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Richard L. Yaffe

About Richard L. Yaffe

Areas of Practice



Partner, 1988 - present, Associate, 1980 - 1988. Practises primarily in the area of securities law, with corporate and commercial transactional practice and an emphasis on the strategic use of Manitoba limited partnerships. Acts as Manitoba counsel in multi-jurisdictional public offerings being made in Manitoba. Represents issuers and dealers in public offerings of equity and debt securities. Has acted in the creation of mutual funds, and has represented portfolio managers and advisors. Provides securities law and governance advice to public companies and assists them in their ongoing annual meeting and continuous disclosure requirements.


University of Manitoba, LL.B., 1979
University of Manitoba, B.A., 1976

  • Dean’s Honor List, 1973 - 1976
  • Paul David Russell Prize, University of Manitoba (Philosophy)

Representative Work

  • Privatization of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (counsel to Province of Manitoba)
  • Substantial issuer bid and normal course issuer bids of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
  • Medium term note program of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.
  • Public offerings of preferred and common shares of The Great-West Life Assurance Company

Professional Activities


  • Has made many presentations on securities law principles and developments, and on Manitoba limited partnership law
  • Secretary, Working Committee D (Fund Governance and Conflicts of Interest) established by the Ontario Securities Commission to respond to the Stromberg Recommendations for Regulating Investment Funds in Canada
  • Sessional Lecturer, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law - Negotiation
  • Judge, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law - Annual Negotiation Competition
  • Seminar leader and examiner, The Law Society of Manitoba Bar Admission Course - Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • "Industrial Democracy: A Study of the Bullock Report and its Applicability to Canada", Manitoba Law Journal (1979)

Professional Associations

  • Public Member, Manitoba District Council - Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
  • Public Representative, Prairie Regional Council, Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA)
  • The Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association Chair, Securities Law Subsection
  • Canadian Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized consistently by Best Lawyers in the areas of both Corporate Law and Securities Law (named 2017 Winnipeg Securities Law "Lawyer of the Year")
  • Named by Lexpert Directory as a Leading Lawyer in Corporate Finance and Securities Law

Involvements and Affiliations

  • Chair, The Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc.
  • National Board Member, Canadian Friends of the Israel Museum
  • Board of Directors, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
  • Chair of Board of Governors, The Winnipeg Art Gallery (1998 - 2005)