Edward D. Brown

PARTNER
Our People

Education

Admitted to the Bar Manitoba, 1968
LL.B., University of Manitoba, 1967
B.A., University of Manitoba, 1964

Assistant

Kathy Allary 204.956.0560 ext. 303

"We say what we mean and mean what we say."
Profile: 

Extensive experience in Corporate and Commercial law. Ned is focused on the areas of lending and secured transactions, banking law, subdivisions and commercial real estate development.

Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

Representative Work:

  • Advising a chartered bank on the application of Manitoba Consumer Protection Law to certain goods leasing and secured credit transactions.
  • Acting for developers and/or mortgage lenders for developers of multi-phase, multi-purpose condominium projects in Manitoba.
  • Acting for purchasers and/or mortgagees of projects involving air space parcels.
  • Acting for several national level institutional lenders to advise them from a Manitoba perspective as how to structure loan and security documentation.
  • Advice to lenders and other secured creditors on workouts and security realizations.
  • Advice to government officials and bank officers as to proposed legislation and proposed regulations relating to real and personal property security and credit matters.
  • Assisting a group of major Canadian and foreign banks to obtain security on real and personal property assets in several provinces from customers dealing in agricultural products with credit limits of approximately $500,000,000.00.
  • Assisting a group of Manitoba and Saskatchewan credit unions in financing the construction and development of a new sports/entertainment complex in downtown Winnipeg.
  • Assisting a major Canadian chartered bank to obtain security on real estate assets in several provinces from real estate developer customers with credit limits ranging from $1,000,000.00 to $300,000,000.00.
  • Advised a developer [and financier] of a wind powered electricity generating project and advised the provincial government on legislation pertaining to same.
  • Advised both borrowers and lenders in the establishment and financing of First Nations’ development projects, including casinos.
  • Advised developers of several life lease projects and advised the provincial government on legislation pertaining to same.
  • Advised a lending institution on reverse mortgages and advised the provincial government on legislation pertaining to same.
  • Advising a group of Manitoba credit unions in financing the acquisition of a professional hockey team in Winnipeg.
     

Memberships and Associations:

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Co-Chairperson of the Real Property Section of the Manitoba Bar Association (since 1990)
  • Chairperson or committee member of numerous of ad hoc committees, including committees considering revisions to the Manitoba Real Property Act (and certain related legislation), considering amendments and enhancements to the Manitoba Personal Property Security Act, considering Manitoba brokers’ mandated residential property offers to purchase, considering legal opinions to lenders, considering legislation pertaining to wind farms, considering City of Winnipeg mandatory zoning memoranda on certain property sales, considering residential property vendor disclosure, and considering adjustments on real estate ownership changes with respect to City of Winnipeg water meter readings.
     

Academic and Professional:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers® as one of Canada’s top lawyers for Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as one of Canada’s top lawyers in the area of Property Development
  • Recognized as Winnipeg’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 in the area of Banking and Finance in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Woodward/White)
  • Recognized as Winnipeg’s “Lawyer of the Year” for 2010 in the area of Real Estate Law in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Woodward/White)