Timothy Kurbis

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Timothy Kurbis

Timothy Kurbis Managing Partner


Services provided by T. Kurbis Law Corporation.

  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, Robson Hall (1990)

Tim is a Managing Partner for Taylor McCaffrey LLP, and is a leader within our Business Law practice group. While highly experienced in all aspects of Corporate Law, he typically focuses in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, secured finance, and owner-managed business. He works closely with business owners and major financial institutions on domestic and international transactions, assisting with risk management and translating complex legal issues with an eye to practicality at all times.

Tim is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge and providing prompt, executive-level counsel to his clients, while keeping in mind their critical organizational goals. His skills and expertise have earned Tim recognition within his field including Best Lawyers™ Canada every year since 2009, and “Lawyer of the Year” designation in the field of Corporate Law in Manitoba in 2014 and 2023.

Tim is proud of his community service. He has been active in the Winnipeg and surrounding community throughout his career, having served on numerous boards, committees and fundraising initiatives including the Fort Whyte Foundation (past Chair), multiple United Way Winnipeg Campaign Cabinets, the Manitoba Pension Commission, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the federal Judicial Advisory Committee, and the Downtown Business Improvement Zone. Tim’s clients benefit from not only his legal expertise but that of leadership and commitment from his community work.


  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP Management Committee, Member (2006-present)
  • Board of Commissioners, Pension Commission of Manitoba (2022-present)
  • Canadian Centre for Child Protection, Member, Board of Directors (2011-2017)
  • Fort Whyte Foundation, Past Chair, Director and Member of Executive Committee, (2000-2009)
  • Manitoba Bar Association, Business Law Section, Past Chair and Member of Executive Committee (1996-2002)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, National Church, Member of Court of Adjudication. ELCIC Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod, Past Member of Synod Council
  • Kirchoff Gardens Seniors Residence, Past Chair, Director and Member of Executive Committee
  • Downtown Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), Past Member, Community Safety Committee and numerous Ad Hoc committees


  • University of Manitoba Faculty of Law, Business Planning and Finance Law (2001-2004)
  • Lecturer/Presenter on topics relating to insolvency law and business law for the Law Society of Manitoba, INSIGHT, Canadian Insolvency Practitioners Association, Manitoba Bar Association, and others
  • National Presenter, Canadian Bar Association – Share and Asset Purchase Considerations and Strategies


  • Since 2009, Tim Kurbis has been selected annually by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada in the field of Corporate Law.   This recognition continues in 2024.
  • Tim Kurbis has been recognized by Best Lawyers™ Canada as its 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” in the field of Corporate Law.

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