Neil Duboff is the managing partner of the Winnipeg law firm of Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter.
Neil began his professional career as a bank manager before choosing to pursue a law degree. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1985.
Neil's practice is focused primarily in the areas of business transactions, Corporate Structuring, Acquisitions and Financing and Aboriginal Law with an emphasis on taxation, trusts, governments and associations. Through these areas of specialization Neil acts for a large number of financial institutions, governments, universities, non-profit organizations and First Nations administrative and business interests across the country.
A frequent presenter at conferences and seminars throughout Canada, Neil is sought out regularly to address groups such as the Certified General Accountants, the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Aboriginal Financial Officers Association, the Smart Money Fairs presented by the Winnipeg Free Press, the annual conference of the Native Trade and Investment Association, and the First Nation Taxation Program.
Neil has been a frequent instructor of trust and estate planning in various school divisions as well as Red River College, CUPE and the City of Winnipeg. As well, Neil has served as an expert witness before the Court of Queen's Bench in relation to duty of legal counsel in security transactions.
A native Winnipegger, Neil recognizes the importance of being involved in his community, currently serving as a trustee of the City of Winnipeg Pension Plan, chairperson of the Regulated Health Care Advisory Commission and is a member of the Society Trust and Estate Planners (STEP).
Neil takes an active role in many non-profit organizations throughout the community including the City of Winnipeg Convention Centre, The Sharon Home Nursing Home, St-Boniface Hospital Foundation, the Winnipeg Humane Society and the Children's Hospital Research Foundation.
Previously, Neil was involved with the Manitoba Federation of Independent Schools and served as President of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, President of Jewish Child and Family Services and the Native Association of Trust Officers.
Neil received a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba.