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Jody S. Langhan

Jody S. Langhan

TEL: (204) 957 8311

FAX: (204) 954 0311


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Allison Hisco

TEL: (204) 956 2970 ext. 243


"I practise law with a simple but important mission statement: to provide my clients with clear, practical legal advice in a cost-effective, timely manner. I strive to identify solutions, to clarify, and to find the pathways to my clients success."

Areas of Focus

Jody is a senior partner of Fillmore Riley LLP, practising in the areas of corporate and commercial law, with special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and real estate/leasing transactions, pension law, banking and financing and First Nations law. He is the Chair of Fillmore Riley’s Commercial Law Department and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Jody has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Real Estate Law and by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the area of Corporate Commercial Law. Chambers Canada named Jody as a notable practitioner in Agribusiness Law and as a leader in General Business Law. 

He has published articles in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law Review and for the Law Society of Manitoba, and is a frequent lecturer on corporate and commercial law issues. He is a trustee on the Board of FortWhyte Alive and is also a member of the Major Donors Cabinet of the United Way of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Transportation Leadership Council.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Management Committee, Fillmore Riley LLP
  • Chair, Commercial Law Department, Fillmore Riley LLP
  • Member, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Transportation Leadership Council
  • Former Instructor, Corporations II (Advanced Business Law), University of Manitoba, Faculty of Law
  • Clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice J.A. Isaac, Federal Court of Canada, 1996-1997
  • Lecturer, Corporate Compliance (Corporate Counsel Sub-Section of the Canadian Bar Association)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association

Volunteer Activities

  • Major Donors Cabinet, United Way of Winnipeg
  • Member, The Associates
  • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, FortWhyte Alive
  • Member, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Transportation Leadership Council

Publications / Presentations

  • Presenter, “Good Faith and Fair Dealing in the Execution of Transport Contracts” (Canadian Transport Lawyers Association Annual Conference, 2011)
  • Co-Presenter, The Evolution of Conduct and Management Authority in Gaming (Canadian Association of Gaming Regulators Conference, 2007)
  • Co-Presenter, Privacy Law in the Purchase and Sale of a Business (Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Meetings, 2004)
  • Co-Author, Professional Corporations (Law Society of Manitoba, 2000)
  • Author, Wealth Effects and Agency Conflict in Division Management Buyouts (University of Toronto Faculty Law Review, 1996)
  • Presenter, A Legal and Business Guide to Gaming (Canadian Institute Conference)

Representative Clients / Cases / Transactions

  • Counsel and engagement partner for some of Manitoba’s largest pension plans and companies, including The Manitoba Civil Service Superannuation Board, the University of Winnipeg Trusteed Pension Plan, TransX Ltd. (one of Canada’s largest privately held trucking companies and a Top 50 Best Managed Company), Richardson International (Canada’s largest privately held agri-business company), Assiniboine Credit Union Limited (one of the 10 largest credit unions in Canada) and The Dufresne Group (one of Western Canada’s largest independent retailers and a Top 50 Best Managed Company)
  • Member of the legal team that represented the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in its negotiations with Manitoba Hydro to create the Wuskwatim Power Limited Partnership to develop a 223 mega-watt hydro-electric generating station in northern Manitoba with a development cost in excess of $1.5 billion
  • Lead counsel to Asper Tower Inc. on the 2014 sale of 201 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg to Greystone Managed Investments and Harvard Developments
  • Lead counsel to Richardson International Limited in its transformational acquisition of grain elevators and crop input facilities from Viterra following the acquisition of control of Viterra by Glencore International, plc. 
  • Lead counsel to Richardson International Limited in its 2009 and 2012 private placements of senior secured debentures to US and Canadian insurance companies
  • Lead counsel to Richardson International Limited in the negotiation of complex syndicated credit facilities with a syndicate of nine lenders, led by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, as sole lead arranger, bookrunner and administrative agent, and The Bank of Nova Scotia, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Rabobank Nederland, Canadian Branch, as co-documentation agents, in connection with the opening of the market for wheat and barley sales in Canada following the removal of the Canadian Wheat Board's legislated monopoly 
  • Lead counsel for Assiniboine Credit Union in its amalgamation with Vantis Credit Union, Astra Credit Union and, later, Buffalo Credit Union, to form one of Canada’s top ten credit unions
  • Lead counsel advising the merger committee formed to evaluate and implement the merger of the Province of Manitoba’s four remaining Caisse Populaires which has created Caisse Groupe Financier, an organization with 27 branches and well over $800 million in aggregate assets, and subsequently, lead counsel advising on the merger of the Caisse Groupe Financier and La Salle Credit Union
  • Lead counsel to British Columbia-based Sunrise Poultry Processors in its 2012 acquisition of the business of Dunn-Rite Food Products, one of Manitoba’s two major chicken processors, together with the acquisition of Dunn-Rite’s associated hatchery business
  • Lead counsel to The Dufresne Group, one of Western Canada’s largest independent furniture and appliance retailers and a Top 50 Best Managed Company, in its acquisition of a material ownership interest in a furniture and appliance retail operation with 15 retail and clearance locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky and Texas, together with its associated warehouses and distribution centres
  • Lead counsel for the eight First Nations comprising the Swampy Cree Tribal Council in the development of the Aseneskak Casino, Manitoba’s first First Nation-owned casino, and co-counsel to Royal Bank of Canada in financing the only other Manitoba First Nation-owned casino, the South Beach Casino
  • Lead counsel for Western Financial Group in its acquisition of control of Hayhurst Elias Dudek Inc. and subsequent sale and lease-back of 777 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
  • Lead counsel for Frantic Films Corporation in its private placement to Priveq Capital Funds and the eventual sale of the visual effects division of Frantic Films Corporation to a publicly traded company based in Mumbai, India
  • Counsel to Catholic Health Corporation of Manitoba and Dorais Charities on development and leasing matters