Michael Puchniak, Lawyer

Michael Puchniak

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Admitted to the Bar Manitoba, 2009
LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2008
B.A., University of Manitoba, 2003


Sara Zangeneh 204.956.0560 ext. 242

"You want to find a solution."

Michael is a partner practising in a range of corporate and commercial matters. His practice includes advising businesses on structure, growth, and corporate governance, and he has acted for domestic financial institutions and borrowers in secured transactions involving real and personal property collateral. He has also participated in the acquisition, disposition and financing of office, retail, multi-tenant residential and industrial properties; and has experience acting on behalf of mining operators and lenders in the due diligence phase in mining project development and project financing.


Lectures, Speeches and Publications:

  • Co-Author (with Howard Nerman, Adriel Agpalza and Elizabeth Czyrnyj), Pitblado COVID-19 Resource Centre, "Security Documents: Tips for Lenders and Borrowers During COVID-19", March 24, 2020
  • Guest Advisor, Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre
  • Guest Presenter, Rotary Career Symposium, 2010 – 2011
  • Co-Author, “Manitoba”, Design-Build Deskbook, 4th Edition



  • Director, Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba
  • Director, The Alumni Association Inc., University of Manitoba
  • Employee Campaign Co-Chair, Annual United Way campaign, Pitblado Law, 2010


Honours and Awards:

  • The Peter Taraska Memorial Prize in History, University of Manitoba, 2002
  • The Elizabeth Desmond Prize in Medieval History, University of Manitoba, 2002
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of Manitoba, 2001, 2002


Memberships and Associations:

  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association