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Daniel C. St-Jean

Daniel C. St-Jean

TEL: (204) 957 8344

FAX: (204) 954 0344


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Al Hisco

TEL: (204) 956 2970 ext. 219


"My clients are busy, results-oriented people. They need a lawyer who is accessible, and who can give them fast, reliable, and practical advice. No matter the size or complexity of the matter, that is what I strive to provide them every day."

Areas of Focus

Daniel (Dan) is a partner of Fillmore Riley LLP and practises in the areas of corporate and commercial law, corporate finance, and commercial real estate law.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Manitoba Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Articling Supervisory Committee and Articling Recruitment Committee, Fillmore Riley LLP
  • Member, Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member, Association des juristes d'Expression Francaise du Manitoba
  • Sessional Instructor, Solicitors Transactions, University of Manitoba - Faculty of Law

Representative Clients / Cases / Transactions

Representative Transactions Dan has been involved in include:

  • The sale of Unicity Integrated Logistics and Unicity Custom Services to PBB Global Income Fund for $45 million
  • Western Financial Group’s acquisition of 49% of Hayhurst Elias Dudek Inc.
  • The sale of Frantic Films Corporation’s visual effects division to a publicly traded company based in Mumbai, India
  • The merger of the Province of Manitoba’s Caisse Populaires which, on completion, created a Caisse populaire with 27 branches and over $800 million in aggregate assets
  • The purchase by Congebec Inc. of the multi-temperature storage and asset light transportation business of Westco MultiTemp Distribution Centres Inc., which included in excess of 600,000 square feet of multi-temperature warehouse facilities located in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

  Dan has also: 

  • Represented a publicly traded hotelier in its sale of hotels across Western Canada and Ontario for aggregate sale proceeds in excess of $70 million
  • Acted for owners, developers and contractors in a variety of commercial projects, including acting as counsel on the development, leasing and financing of life lease projects and advising interim and sub-debt lenders in respect of life lease development financings
  • Acted as local counsel for a number of national law firms in respect of the formation, structuring and financing of Manitoba limited partnerships, and has given numerous legal opinions in respect of limited partnerships 
  • Represented a private investor in its purchase of a Marina and Resort in Northern Ontario, as well as its investment in natural gas rights in the Province of British Columbia
  • Acted as lead counsel in numerous asset and share purchase transactions involving businesses of all sizes and in connection with the purchase and sale of various types of commercial real estate (retail, industrial, multi-tenant, hotels, farming etc.)
  • Advised franchisees in connection with franchise acquisition and financing (including for Tim Hortons and Dairy Queen franchises)
  • Acted for several Manitoba School Divisions in connection with their purchase, sale and leasing of commercial property, and in tendering, negotiating and implementing significant service agreements (including school bus and technology services contracts, and education agreements with First Nations)
  • Drafted numerous complex commercial agreements, including tax planned shareholder agreements and partnership agreements