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Brant Harvey

Brant Harvey

Partner

Brant is a business lawyer. He is a Partner and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Brant is a problem solver and trusted advisor to his clients. His advice and experience covers a broad range of areas and industries and includes corporate and commercial work, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, the preparation and negotiation of agreements, business structuring and organization, financing matters, and commercial real estate.

Brant also understands entertainment law and has experience in addressing the complexities of intellectual property rights and rights acquisitions. He also drafts and negotiates agreements and advises clients on deal terms related to creating, developing, producing, distributing, and financing music, films, plays, books, video games, and other artistic products in Manitoba.

In the commercial real estate field, Brant advises developers, REITS, institutional funds, and banks and credit unions, on matters related to buying, selling, developing, or financing commercial real estate in Manitoba.

Brant is often asked to act as Manitoba counsel for law firms and businesses located in jurisdictions outside of Manitoba for a wide range of matters including financing, contract negotiation, and the formation of Manitoba partnerships.

While growing up in rural Manitoba, Brant has called Winnipeg home since 1998. Brant believes in giving back to his community and he is currently an executive member of the Board of Directors Variety – The Children’s Charity of Manitoba and the Chair of the Business Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association.

Education

  • Certificate in Entertainment Law, Osgoode Hall, 2020
  • Admitted to the Bar Manitoba, 2009
  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2008
  • B. Comm, I.H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, 2002
  • Lead counsel or part of the team involved in numerous mid-market and large transactions across a wide variety of industries.
  • Acting for a global pharmaceutical vendor in its sale of its local fermentation business unit to Cronos Group.
  • Counsel to a large Manitoba based insurance brokerage in its acquisition and growth program as well as ongoing corporate and commercial structuring and business matters.
  • Counsel to numerous agribusinesses, including businesses involved in margin management.
  • Providing local advice to a publicly traded Canadian industrial focused REIT on its sale to an international property brokerage and its ongoing commercial financing and leasing matters in Manitoba.
  • Counsel or part of the team of lawyers representing lenders or borrowers in numerous financing and secured transactions ranging from the straightforward to the more complex multi-jurisdictional, multi-lender transactions.
  • Providing advice to a producer and writer joint venture related to an expansion of an entertainment industry studio business in Manitoba.
  • Providing advice to Manitoba based producers on numerous aspects relating to the production of films in Manitoba.
  • Advising copyright owners and producers related to option and shopping agreements.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Chair, Business Law Section, Manitoba Bar Association, Present
  • Executive Member, Board of Directors, Variety – The Children’s Charity of Manitoba, 2015 – Present
  • Director and Treasurer, Triathlon Manitoba, 2010 – 2014