News

May 2, 2017

Alfred Thiessen was the keynote speaker at the Manitoba Hydro Professional Engineers Association (MHPEA) 2017 Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2017. Fred spoke on employment law as it relates to professional engineers and more particularly about Manitoba Hydro’s mandate to reduce its employment ranks by 900 employees.

August 31, 2016

Tapper Cuddy LLP is pleased to announce that Robert L. Tapper, Q.C and Richard W. Schwartz have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. Robert was included in the categories of Defamation and Media Law, and Personal Injury Litigation. Rick was selected for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

August 29, 2016

Robert Tapper America Counsel (portrait)

Robert L. Tapper, Q.C was formally inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at its Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows. We congratulate Robert on this prestigious honour.

August 19, 2016

The partners of Tapper Cuddy LLP are pleased to announce that Timothy N. Taylor and Amanda Verhaeghe have joined the firm as Associates.

Tim & Amanda (portrait)

Tim joins our corporate/commercial department, while Amanda joins our civil litigation department. Tim concentrates in the areas of business law and entrepreneurship, particularly in connection with the needs of closely-held, small and medium sized businesses in Manitoba, including start-ups, acquisitions, real estate, leasing,financing, and the planning and administration of estates.Tim'sclients also include a number of not-for-profit organizations and community groups.
Amanda’s focus is mainly in commercial litigation, including shareholder rights & remedies, construction law and builders’ liens, employment law, real estate and wills & estates.

July 28, 2016

Tapper Cuddy LLP is pleased to announce the following lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory:
Robert L. Tapper, Q.C has been selected for inclusion in the category of Litigation – Defamation and Media Law.
Richard W. Schwartz has been selected for inclusion in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring.
Published since 1997, the annual Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory is the most comprehensive guide to legal talent in Canada. It identifies leading lawyers across Canada in 64 practice areas. It has become the resource of choice for Canadian corporate counsel and Canadian law firms as well as for U.S. corporate counsel and law firms in need of Canadian legal expertise

July 22, 2016

Carl Rebecca Meghan (portrait)

The partners of Tapper Cuddy LLP are pleased to welcome Carl Dalton, Rebecca Klass and Meghan Pohl to the firm. Carl will be practicing in the area of Corporate and Commercial law, while Meghan and Rebecca will join our Civil Litigation department. Carl, Rebecca and Meghan completed their articles with us, and just received their call to the Manitoba Bar in June.

July 12, 2016

Richard W. Schwartz was elected Chairman of the Board of the Elmwood Cemetery. The non-profit cemetery is one of the oldest non-denominational cemeteries in Manitoba, dating back to 1902.

July 7, 2016

Jason D. Kendall has been appointed as Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Manitoba Bar Association.

June 20, 2016

Sarah_Carlyn (portrait)

The Partners are pleased to welcome Carlyn Sarna and Sarah McEachern to the firm. Carlyn is practicing mainly in the areas of Family Law and Child Protection, while Sarah has joined our Civil Litigation department. The firm is excited about the professionalism and skill Carlyn and Sarah add to our firm.

June 15, 2016

Norm A. Cuddy (portrait)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, Norm Cuddy. Norm passed away peacefully on Monday, June 6, 2016 in his home on the Sunshine Coast. Norm was called to the Bar in 1975 and practiced in both Manitoba and British Columbia. A spectacular lawyer, a spectacular friend, a founding partner in the firm that bears his name. He will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

April 28, 2016

The Partners congratulate Robert L. Tapper, Q.C on his formal induction into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s 2016 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon evaluations of excellence, effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation.

April 25, 2016

Richard W. Schwartz will be lending his expertise to the 2016 CAIRP Forum being held at The Fort Garry Hotel on May 5th. Rick will be contributing to the technical update.

April 12, 2016

Chris Wullum was recently quoted in an article in The Lawyers Weekly concerning the media’s position on a publication ban at a physician-assisted death application.

January 19, 2016

The partners of Tapper Cuddy LLP would like to congratulate and welcome Jason Harvey as our newest partner. Jason has been with the firm since 2005. He practices Civil Litigation with a specialization in Long Term Disability claims.

September 11, 2015

Alfred Thiessen has recently joined the volunteer Board of Directors of the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation . The Foundation raises funds to improve the lives of children who access services provided by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.

August 24, 2015

Tapper Cuddy LLP is pleased to announce the following lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in several leading publications:
Robert L. Tapper, Q.C has been selected for inclusion in the 2015 Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada in the category of Defamation and Media Law. He is also included in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the category of Litigation – Defamation and Media Law as well as Personal Injury.
Robert L. Tapper, Q.C is included in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the categories of Defamation and Media Law, and Personal Injury Litigation. Richard W. Schwartz was also selected for Best Lawyers in Canada for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

June 18, 2015

The partners of Tapper Cuddy LLP are pleased to welcome Kevin Schulz to the firm, practicing in the area of Corporate and Commercial law. Kevin completed his articles with us, and just received his call to the Manitoba Bar.

June 2015

Robert L. Tapper, Q.C attended Harvard Law School for the Executive Education Mediation program, receiving a certificate for same.

April 30, 2015

March 5, 2015

Robert L. Tapper, Q.C, senior partner of Tapper Cuddy LLP, has been admitted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.

February 2, 2015

With mixed feelings Tapper Cuddy LLP announces that our long-time partner Norm Cuddy has retired from full time practice in Manitoba effective January 1, 2015.

Norm has enjoyed a long and very distinguished legal career, and has made many significant contributions to not just the firm and all things legal, but the community at large, as well.

Happily, Norm will remain associated with the firm as General Counsel, and so while we’ll miss seeing him every day, we look forward to working with him in his new capacity and wish him all the best in his semi-retirement!

We’d also like to congratulate and welcome our newest partner,Alfred (Fred) Thiessen , into the fold. Fred has been with us since 2004, first as a student and then as an associate. He practices mainly Labour and Employment Law, as well as Child Protection.