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Joe Barnsley

Joe Barnsley

Partner

Joe works with both the commercial and regulatory sides of transportation, buying, selling, leasing and financing aircraft and air carriers, and protecting document holders against regulatory action. Joe has been recognized by both Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert for his contributions.

Joe brings tremendous business and practical insight, as well as technical excellence to the table. As a trusted advisor, he works intimately with his clients.

While Joe has handled deals of all types, he is especially knowledgeable with the Insurance and Aviation industries, including their technology needs. He led the $80 million Manitoba Blue Cross Claims Processing Solution Project.

He deals with both commercial and regulatory sides of transportation, buying, selling, leasing and financing aircraft and air carriers, and protecting document holders against regulatory action.

Education

  • Admitted to the Manitoba Bar, 1973
  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1972
  • B.A., University of Manitoba, 1968
  • Author, Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, “COVID-19 and Transportation”, May 11, 2020
  • Co-Author (with Philip Sheps), “Buying or selling a brokerage business“, Manitoba Insurance Broker Magazine, Fall 2013
  • Author, “Meeting Client Risk”, Manitoba Insurance Broker Magazine, Spring 2016
  • Law Society of Manitoba

 

  • Chair, Manitoba Bar Association Transportation and Air Law Section
  • Executive Member and Past National Chair, Canadian Bar Association Air & Space Law Section
  • Listed by the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as one of Canada’s top Aviation Lawyers, 2016
  • Instrumental in Manitoba’s adoption of the Cape Town Convention
  • Numerous seminars, presentations, and papers on insurance and aviation issues

 

  • Honourary British Consul – Winnipeg
  • Past Chair, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, 2004 – 2005
  • Past Chair, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, 1998 – 1999
  • Founding Member, Manitoba Trade Corridor Partners Committee
  • Referee and masters competitor, Rowing Canada
  • Director, Manitoba Aviation Council
  • Recipient, Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service
  • President, Winnipeg Rowing Club Building Company Limited
  • Founding Chair, Winnipeg Airport Authority Community Consultation Committee