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Chapman Goddard Kagan can trace its roots back to the early part of the 20th century. In 1921 George Thomas Chapman Q.C. graduated from law and took his articles. By 1923 Mr. Chapman had founded his own firm in the heart of what was then the City of St. James. As the communities to the west of Winnipeg grew, George Chapman was there providing trusted legal counsel to city and town councils, business people and his neighbours. The firm has always prided itself on being a part of the community.

In 1950, Chapmans moved across the street into the former Dominion Business College where the firm has remained ever since. The Chapman Building has been a landmark in an ever changing St. James for 75 years and the Chapman firm has been a cornerstone of the community for over 80 years.

The law firm grew with the community. It would eventually come to be known as Chapman & Chapman (and eventually Chapman, Chapman & Chapman!) and as clients grew, we grew with them. The firm began representing clients across Manitoba, as well as national and multinational businesses with a presence in Manitoba.

In time the firm evolved into the present partnership which was created in 1982. At that point George Chapman Q.C. (the son of the founding George Chapman), Donna Kagan and Alan Goddard created Chapman Goddard Kagan as they sought to carry on the tradition of George Thomas Chapman Q.C. who passed away in 1985 after 62 years of continuous legal practice. The strong past of the firm is being built upon with an eye towards an even stronger future.

OUR ATTORNEYS

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Alan R. Goddard B.A. LL.B.

Alan received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg in 1967 and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1970. He was called to Bar of Manitoba in 1971. He is a life-long resident of St. James Assiniboia.

He has been practising law with Chapman Goddard Kagan and its predecessor firms since his call to the bar and has appeared at all levels of courts in Manitoba, before administrative boards, as well as before the Federal Court and Tax Court of Canada.

Community service is a founding principle of the firm and Alan has been active in the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce (Past President), the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (Past Secretary and Legal Counsel) as well as Past Chairman of the Board of Management at the Salvation Army Grace General Hospital. Alan has an interest in yachting and has been a national judge with the Canadian Yachting Association. He is an active Rotarian and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Manitoba Bar Association.

You can reach Alan directly at (204)-831-3101 or (204)-803-7476.

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Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial Law

Wills, Estates, Estate Planning

Residential Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

Kelly P. Land B.A. LL.B.
 

Kelly articled at the firm in 1983 after having obtained a BA (1980) and LL.B. (1983) at the University of Manitoba. A lifelong resident of Winnipeg he continued on with the firm and became a partner in 1992.

Kelly practices, primarily, in the areas of family law. He has appeared at all levels of courts in Manitoba and strives to provide reasonable and responsible representation to his clients.

An active member of a local golf course, he has also been a director of New Directions for Children, Youth and Family. Kelly is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Manitoba Bar Association.

You can reach Kelly directly at 831.3103.

Mindy R. Lofchick LL.B.
 

Mindy is a senior lawyer who joined the firm in January, 2011. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia in 1985, and articled with the Department of Justice in Winnipeg.

Mindy has developed a strong practise in family law, having had extensive experience in the field of Social Work, prior to embarking on a career in law. Since Mindy’s call to the bar in 1986 she has successfully represented clients in all levels of Court in Manitoba.  Her preferred approach in family law is to resolve maters on a conciliatory basis. 

Mindy is a member of the Canadian Bar Association as well as the Manitoba Bar Association.

You can reach Mindy directly at (204)-831-3102.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

  • Wills

  • Estates

  • Real Estate

Serge B. Couture B.A. LL.B.
 

Serge received his Bachelor of Arts (2005) and his Bachelor of Laws (2008) from the University of Manitoba and was called to the bar in 2010. He joined the firm of Chapman Goddard Kagan as an articling student in 2009 and has practiced continuously with them since that time.

Serge’s primary area of practice is family law as well as wills, power of attorney’s,  estates, and real estate transactions. Serge is a member of the Canadian Bar Association as well as the Manitoba Bar Association.

In his free time, Serge enjoys participating in a number of outdoor activities including snowmobiling and fishing.

 

Serge has been a board member of the St  James Village Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) as well as the St. James Scholarship Foundation for the past 5 years.

You can reach Serge directly at 831 3107.

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Bruce Haddad B.A., J.D.
 

Bruce received his Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from York University in Toronto and his Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba in 2013. He joined the firm as an articling student in 2013 and was called to the Bar in June of 2014.

Bruce's current practice areas include Wills and Estates, real estate transactions, litigation and foreclosures.  Bruce’s litigation practice focuses mainly on collections, personal injury, estate litigation and the litigation related to the foreclosure process.

In 2017, Bruce left Chapman Goddard Kagan to practice litigation with a mid-sized downtown firm where he gained invaluable experience in the litigation practice.  After that, Bruce went to practice at St. Vital Law with Daniel Orlikow and is the successor to Daniel Orlikow’s practice.


You can reach Bruce directly at 204-831-3130.

Katherine C. Misko B.A., J.D.
 

Katherine received her Bachelor of Arts in 2012 and her Juris Doctor in 2015 from the University of Manitoba. She is currently articling with Chapman Goddard Kagan and anticipates being called to the bar in June of 2015.

Katherine primarily practices in the area of family law, but she also practices in the areas of civil litigation, wills and estates, and real estate transactions. She is a Member of the Manitoba Bar Association.

You can reach Katherine directly at 204-831-3105.

Jessica M

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 2013 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba in 2017. Jessica joined the firm as an articling student in 2017 and was called to the bar in June 2018.

Jessica primarily practices in the area of Family Law. She also practices in the areas of Wills, Estates, and Real Estate. She is a member of the Manitoba Bar Association and is on the Board of Directors for The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce.

You can reach Jessica directly at 204-831-3130.

Hersey B.A., J.D

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