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Cora Eaton

Cora Eaton

Lawyer

(she/her)

Cora comes to law with a professional background of 15+ years and is now focused on building a Corporate and Commercial Law practice.

Cora is a corporate commercial lawyer adept at advising a range of clients, from emerging start-ups to established companies. In her work, she focuses acutely on each client’s unique situation to deliver practical and strategic legal solutions in line with their needs and goals.

Her practice encompasses a full range of business matters, including tech transactions and agreements, app, website, software and IP issues, commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations, corporate and regulatory matters, charities and not-for-profits, cannabis and entertainment law.

Cora comes to law with a professional background of over 15 years. Prior to joining Pitblado, Cora worked as Manager of Project Development and Communications for one of Winnipeg’s leading architectural firms where she led the firm’s business procurement process for large-scale capital projects. She has been involved in consultation and organizational change in small and large-scale organizations, both private and public. This experience gives Cora a broad appreciation for a diverse range of needs and perspectives.

Cora received her J.D and B.A. (with Distinction) from the University of Manitoba and holds certificates in Drafting and Negotiation IT Agreements, and Cannabis Law and Regulation from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Education

  • Drafting and Negotiating IT Agreements, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2022
  • Cannabis Law and Regulation, Osgoode Hall Law School (2021)
  • Juris Doctor, Robson Hall, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), University of Manitoba, 2006
  • Presenter, “Director Liability” (upcoming)
  • Presenter, “Cannabis Law 101” (upcoming)
  • Co-Author (with Adam Herstein), OSFI provides timely guidance for dealing with cyber security threats and incidents (September 2021)
  • Co-Author (with Adam Herstein and Andrew Buck), Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “Force Majeure, Frustration, Cancellation, Material Adverse Change” (March 24, 2020)
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, Young Lawyer Representative (2022 – Present)
  • On Screen Manitoba (2022 – Present)
  • Canadian Bar Association (2019 – Present)
  • Manitoba Bar Association (2017 – Present)
  • Philanthropy and the Law Essay Prize, 2019
  • J.S.D. Tory Writing Award, 2018
  • Hana and Pinchas Vinchelstein Memorial Scholarship, 2018
  • Max and Jean Ruder Perpetual Scholarship, 2018
  • University of Manitoba Undergraduate Research Award, 2018
  • Blake, Cassels and Graydon Scholar Award, 2017, 2018
  • D.A. Thompson Q.C. Prize for Highest Standing in Torts, 2017
  • Max and Manly Isaacs Prize in Legal Methods, 2017
  • Mark and Dorothy Danzker Scholarship, 2017
  • Cecilia Asper Scholarship, 2016
  • Israel and Babs Asper Memorial Scholarship, 2016
  • Sharon and Mel Myers Award, 2016
  • Red River College Gold Medal Recipient of Graduating Class, 2007
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Architecture, 2003
  • Cement Association of Canada Scholarship, 2003
  • Corrigill Scholarship, Faculty of Architecture, 2002
  • UMSU Scholarship, Faculty of Arts, 2001, 2002
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Arts, 2001
  • University of Manitoba Employees Scholarship, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • University 1 Honour List, 2000
  • University of Manitoba Entrance Scholarship, 1999
  • Student Delegate for the 25th Annual CCPPP National Conference – selected as one of twelve students across Canada to serve as a student delegate for the Annual CCPPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships held in Toronto, Canada
  • Undergraduate Research Award Recipient – selected by the University of Manitoba Research & International for funding to research issues of professional liability in the construction sector
  • Council Member, Manitoba Association of Architects, 2019 – present
  • Board of Directors, Fort Garry Child Care Centre Co-Op Inc., 2020 – 2021
  • Board of Directors, University of Manitoba Campus Children’s Centre, 2017 – 2019
  • Committee Member, WAG Gallery Ball, 2010 – 2015
  • Board Member, Storefront Manitoba, 2012 – 2013