Each year, Chambers Canada carries out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the aptitude and knowledgeability of business lawyers nationwide. Qualities they look for to determine rankings include legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness, diligence, and commitment.


The Firm was recognized in the areas of Agribusiness and General Business Law. From the guide:




Pitblado is a Winnipeg-based law firm with particular expertise in the grain business. Acting predominantly on behalf of private sector clients, the team is regularly mandated by corporate and family farms, grain companies, crop input distributors, food processors, agricultural equipment manufacturers, and hog genetics companies. Its lawyers support clients on commercial transactions, including M&A and financing, as well as on related tax, litigation, real estate, and securities issues.


General Business Law


Pitblado is a well-regarded Manitoba law firm with significant experience advising on corporate governance, M&A transactions, restructuring, and securities matters. It is particularly well known for its real estate practice, with noteworthy expertise in secured lending matters and commercial leasing. The corporate and commercial department supports its business clients by working closely with the firm’s tax and employment groups as well as its dispute resolution specialists.


Five Pitblado partners were recognized as Leading Individuals in the 2023 Chambers Canada Guide. From the guide:




Bruce King, K.C.


Bruce King is a seasoned corporate lawyer benefiting from over three decades of experience in transactional work. He routinely advises clients throughout Manitoba on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, and commercial real estate matters, among others.


Scott Ransom


Winnipeg-based Scott Ransom regularly advises clients in the banking and agriculture sectors on a range of transactions, including financing and M&A. He is also highly adept at handling commercial real estate matters.


Labour and Employment


William Gardner, K.C.


William Gardner leads the labour and employment practice group at Pitblado. Based in Winnipeg, his experience includes advising clients on matters relating to labour and employment, human rights, workers’ compensation, and occupational health and safety.


Litigation: Commercial Matters


Jeff Baigrie


Jeff Baigrie is a well-regarded litigator who brings substantial experience acting in a wide range of complex commercial disputes.