Brent Kaneski

Brent’s focus is primarily in business, construction and aboriginal law. He has particular experience in mergers/acquisitions, divestitures, residential and commercial real estate, including leasing and development, secured transactions, securities and financing. Brent’s construction practice is focused on providing advice to general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, owners (with an emphasis on First Nation capital works projects) in all aspects of construction law including bidding and tendering, lien claims, non-payment and deficiency litigation. Brent is frequently involved in the drafting and negotiation of construction agreements, procurement and tendering issues, insurance claims and claims under performance and/or labour and material payment bonds as well as providing advocacy services for mediations, arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and litigation. Brent also provides counsel to a number of First Nations in Manitoba with respect to general governance and employment issues, major on-reserve construction projects, additions to reserve, urban reserves, treaty land entitlement claims, flood claims and election law.

Phone: 204-949-1710
Fax: 204-956-4457

Called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1993


  • LL.B University of Manitoba 1992

Professional Commitment

  • Advanced ADR Workshop, University of Windsor Faculty of Law 1996
  • Leading Teams and Organizations, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business 2008
  • Advanced Negotiating Strategies, Harvard University 2017

In the community

  • H.I. Corne Prize for Top Mark in Contract Law – Recipient
  • Member of the Law Society of Manitoba
  • Member of the Winnipeg Construction Association
  • Member of the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association
  • Member of the Manitoba Bar Association
Brent Kaneski - Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP - Family Law Winnipeg, Manitoba

Brent Kaneski practices in areas of

  • Indigenous Legal Services
  • Corporate / Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates

Careers with DFS Law

DFS Kaneski UnRuh LLP is the result of two firms merging in January of 2023, namely Deeley Fabbri Sellen LLP (“DFS”) and BD Oakes Jardine Kaneski UnRuh LLP (“BD Oakes”). The founding partners of DFS created the firm in 1979, known for dedicated and flexible client service, legal excellence and effectiveness, and commitment to giving back to the community. BD Oakes traces its history to 1974, becoming Booth Dennehy Ernst & Kelsch, acquiring Tupper & Adams (Manitoba’s oldest firm), and evolving into BD Oakes in 2019, carrying on a history of providing a wide range of legal services in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.

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