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Mona Brown’s preferred areas of practice are tax planning, agricultural law, wills & estate planning, corporate and commercial law, real estate matters, family law, municipal law and cottage succession planning. She is also a Chartered Arbitrator and arbitrates Canada Labour Code disputes, tax disputes and private matters as well as acting as Mediator in many disputes. She acts as counsel to municipalities and has acted for developers in major residential developments.
She also acts for many farm organizations. In 2004, she and Carena Roller appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada on the Monsanto vs. Schmeiser case (Roundup Ready Canola) as counsel to the intervener, The Canadian Canola Growers Association. Mona is a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning. Mona and her husband, Gordon, operate a grain farm at Sperling. They have two children.
Mona received her B.A. in honor economics and political science from the University of Winnipeg in 1974 and her LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1978. She received the Montague Israel prize in 1979 as the most promising student called to the bar. In 1980, she moved her practice to Carman and became a partner in McKenzie, Mooney & Brown. In 2000, she became the managing partner in McCarthy & Brown. She merged her firm with Smith Neufeld Jodoin LLP in January 2008. Effective May 2011 the law firm changed to be Brown & Associates Law Office. She is an active member of the CBA and MBA – being a life council member and former vice-chair of the National Wills & Trust subsection. She has been a bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, has taught Agricultural Law and Wills & Estate Planning to the Bar Administration course and has been a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars. She has taught seminars to the Certified General Accountants in Farm Tax Planning, Use of Family Trusts and Tax Planning for Family Law Disputes.
Her hobbies include travel, gardening, kayaking and skiing. Mona is a founding member of CAFA and has authored and edited chapters in the Family Farm Professional Manual. She has recently authored publications for Manitoba Agriculture and Agri Food on Farm Tax Strategies and Wills and Succession Planning. Articles she has authored include Cottage Life and Lake of the Woods Assocation News on Cottage Succession Planning and U.S. Tax issues for Canadian Cottages.
Real Estate |Corporate & Commercial Law | Wills and Estates | Family Law | Arbitration | Tax Planning | Agriculture Law
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Andrew Winkless is an associate at Brown & Associates Law Office. Andrew received his B.A. in Classics and Asian Studies from the University of Manitoba in 1997, and his LLB from the University of Manitoba in 2007, receiving awards for the top marks in International Law, Corporate Taxation, and Conflicts of Law. He articled with McCarthy & Brown LLP in September of 2007, and was called to the Bar in June 2008. Between degrees, Andrew spent 3 years in rural Japan teaching English.
Taxation | Real Estate |Corporate & Commercial Law | Wills and Estates
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Harley Shepherd is an associate at Brown and Associates Law Office. In 2010, he worked as a summer student in the Carman office of Smith Neufeld Jodoin, LLP; now known as Brown & Associates Law Office. Harley grew up on a grain and beef cattle farm southwest of Elkhorn, Manitoba. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Manitoba in 2008 and that fall was interviewed as a candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship. Harley received his Bachelor of Laws in June of 2011 and was one of eight members of his class selected to participate in the Solomon Greenberg Moot Court Competition, a distinction given to those who demonstrate excellence in trial advocacy. Harley was called to the Bar on June 21, 2012.
Harley lives in Carman. Since moving to Carman Harley has joined the Prairie Red Coats Band and is involved with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18. He hopes to become more involved in the local communities as he becomes more firmly rooted in the Carman area.
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Kenny Costa is an associate at Brown & Associates Law Office. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kenny grew up working with his father in their landscaping and maintenance company. While being involved in his local youth group as well as various extracurricular activities, Kenny received Honors in High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in both Philosophy and History. Devoted to helping the community, Kenny knew he wanted to join the legal profession. In Law School, Kenny excelled in many areas of law and was awarded the Osgoode Society Legal History Book Prize. Kenny articled with Manitoba Prosecutions from May of 2011 to June of 2012 specializing in many matters including traffic. He was called to the Bar on June 21, 2012.
Kenny and his wife Charlotte have moved to Carman and hope to build up a general practice. They are eager to grow and be engaged in the Carman community.
Civil, Corporate & Commercial Law, Real Estate, Wills and Estates