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Our team provides a full suite of both corporate and commercial and personal legal services, and are a leader in the fields of intellectual property and information technology. Together, we offer nearly a century of experience in all aspects of the law and are passionate about providing exceptional and timely service.

Helping You Make Your Mark

Ronald S. Ade

Ronald S. Ade


With over 30 years’ experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law, Ron represents a wide range of owner-operated businesses for all of their legal needs. In addition to a business law practice, Ron also has developed a large trade-mark and information technology practice representing local and national firms in those areas.

Ron is a member of diverse professional associations, including the Canadian and American Bar Associations, the Law Society of Manitoba, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the International Trademark Association, and the IT Law Association of Canada.

Since 2007, he and his dedicated team have continued to meet the various legal needs of his clients, both professional and personal, through the Ronald S. Ade Law Corporation.



Cheryl Pearson

Cheryl Pearson


Cheryl was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2013. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall, and was awarded the Muriel St. John Legal Research Award.

Prior to joining Ron, Cheryl was an associate at major Winnipeg law firm, where she specialized in Aboriginal and family law and civil litigation. She is keen to expand her legal practice to include corporate commercial transactions, estate planning and real estate and now assists Ron in all of these areas.

Cheryl is passionate about public service. She was a Second-Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserves and has volunteered her time with the Legal Help Centre. A lover of the outdoors, Cheryl is an avid cyclist, skier and runner.



Carol Fraser

Carol Fraser

Registered Trademark Agent

Carol, a registered trademark agent with decades of experience, assists with the filing and management of clients’ trade-marks and other intellectual property matters. She is intimately familiar with the processes and procedures that ensure the successful granting of marks in Canada and around the world.




Lori Thomson

Lori Thomson

Corporate Services

Lori has over 30 years of experience in the legal environment and has worked extensively in the areas of corporate and commercial law, and commercial financing. Lori assists Ron with all corporate matters.



Audrey Orr

Audrey Orr

Commercial Services

Audrey, with her experience in both corporate and commercial law, wills and estates, is Ron’s legal assistant. Among other things, she heroically attempts to make sense of Ron’s over-stuffed inbox and chaotic schedule.



Tina St. Godard

Tina St. Godard

Real Estate

Tina, with her extensive background in client and customer service, assists with all areas of residential and commercial real estate and estate matters. She also helps manage the daily administration of the office.



Carolynne Jones

Carolynne Jones

Finance & Accounting

With well over 30 years’ experience in law firm accounting, Carolynne is responsible for managing the firm’s accounting, financial reporting, billing and collection, accounts payable, payroll, and reporting to the Big Kahuna.



Jillian Ramsay

Jillian Ramsay


Jillian maintains the office’s archives, and coordinates the digitization of legal records. She was previously employed in the not-for-profit sector in progressively more senior administrative and development roles, and leverages these experiences in her current work.




A coordinated team approach

We take a coordinated team approach to better serve you and meet your legal needs. Together, we offer nearly a century of experience in all aspects of the law and are passionate about providing exceptional and timely service.

We provide a full suite of corporate and commercial legal services to a wide range of owner-operated businesses – from start-ups to fully mature and successful businesses – in Winnipeg and around the world, as well as a offering clients a wide range of personal and family legal services. And, we are a leader in the fields of intellectual property and information technology.

Corporate & Commercial Services

We represent Manitoba-based, national and international business clients, from start-up stage to mature operations, and are able to help you with all of your corporate and commercial legal requirements. 

Personal Services

We provide extraordinary service for clients with respect to their personal and family matters. In doing so we offer a wide range of services based on 30 years in the Winnipeg community.

Real Estate

Whether you’re buying or selling your home, we provide quick and cost-effective legal support to ensure your sale or purchase is processed smoothly and seamlessly.

Wills & Estates

We have a wealth of experience in matters relating to estate planning—from the preparation and execution of personal wills, to the creation and implementation of complex family trusts.

Trademarks & Intellectual Property

We assist in the creation, protection and enforcement of trade-marks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights for start-up, owner-operated, and some of the largest businesses, nationally and internationally. Learn more about our trademarks and intellectual property practice.

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service at the most competitive rate. To learn more about how we can help you, or to receive a quote for legal services, contact us today.

Our Canine Practice Group

Dogs have been at the side of humans for millennia. And they’ve been a part of our office since we opened in 2007. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

As greeters and companions, our dogs are a part of our office family. They keep us humble and happy, and make our office environment a less stressful, more pleasant place to be. The dogs don’t seem to mind either—especially during our Friday lunches.



Official Greeter

Anubis, originally from Florida, is the office’s official greeter—a position he he fulfils with silence and grace. Passionate about short sprints followed by long naps, Anubis is often most animated during lunch hours.



Articling Student

George, youthful and outspoken, has recently joined the team as an articling student. While he is happy to assist with various legal matters, being a Greyhound he has a particular interest in fighting speeding tickets.



Youth Outreach

Harry, the newest member of the canine practice group, brings a youthful enthusiasm and millennial outlook to his job. Though not yet a full-time member of the team, he definitely makes his presence known when he visits the office.



Office Security (Ret.)

Stella, an American Bulldog with a heart of gold, provided the office with the appearance of security—though left the heavy lifting to the alarm company. In her retirement, she occasionally visits the office to ensure everything remains ship-shape.



Competitive Rates

Understanding Your Bill

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to providing you with the highest level of service at the most competitive rates. To that end, we have streamlined our billing process and simplified what we do and don’t charge you for.

First and foremost, if you would like us to do so, we are prepared to agree to a pre-agreed fixed fee for transactional work to be performed on your behalf. In doing so, we will provide you with certainty of costs in advance. Alternatively, we are prepared to provide our services on the basis of an hourly rate as do most other lawyers.

Whether you select a fixed fee arrangement or a more traditional fee arrangement, we believe our pricing structure will significantly reduce your overall costs for legal services.

Should you have any questions about our fees, your bill or the services we provide, please call or e-mail us to discuss the issues.

What Your Bill Includes

• Our fees
• Disbursements paid to third parties on your behalf
• Applicable taxes

What We Don’t Charge For

• File opening or file maintenance
• Regular postage
• Photocopies or Facsimiles
• Long distance telephone calls
• Printing of correspondence, file copies, labels, envelopes and bills
• Paralegal costs
• Closed file storage retrieval
• Identification/verification now required by the Law Society of Manitoba

Make Your Mark

As a leader in the fields of intellectual property and information technology, Ron is able to provide you with expert legal advice and assistance with the creation, protection and enforcement of your trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property matters.

trademark [treyd-mahrk]

n. A name, symbol, or other device identifying a product, officially registered and legally restricted to the use of the owner or manufacturer.
n. A distinctive characteristic by which a person or thing comes to be known: the shuffle and snicker that became the comedian’s trademark.
v. To label (a product) with proprietary identification.

Contact Us

Conveniently located between Kenaston Boulevard and Waverley Street
We are conveniently located at 1015 Wilkes Avenue, between Kenaston Boulevard and Waverley Street in Winnipeg.

Our offices are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Ronald S. Ade Law Corporation
102-1015 Wilkes Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3P 2R8

   ron @ ronade.ca




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In Memoriam


Suddenly, on Friday, November 19, 2010 Sheila Margaret Bell left this world at the age of 58 years. Her passing was a devastating loss to her loving family and friends — and to us at our office. For Sheila was an indispensable member of our team since we first opened our doors in October 2007.

However, Sheila’s professional relationship with Ron Ade goes much further back. In fact, for over 20 years, Sheila and Ron worked together. When we decided to start our own firm, Sheila agreed to join us  and helped build it.

We will always remember Sheila for her quick wit, quiet manner and fierce independence. Friday lunches will never be the same. Sheila shared our love of animals, marveling at the flocks of geese behind our office and delighting in visits by our many four-legged canine friends.

In lieu of flowers, her family asked that donations be made in Sheila’s memory to the Winnipeg Humane Society or D’Arcy’s Arc.


Sadly, on Thursday, July 6, 2017, our office lost a beloved member of our canine team.

Scout was a fixture at our office and in our hearts.

Always excited to arrive in the mornings (especially on Mondays), Scout served as the office’s “senior counsel.” In that role, he made it a habit of checking up on everyone throughout the day. Moving from office to office — and bag lunch to bag lunch — Scout was an integral part of the team, providing both wise counsel and comic relief.

Lunches will be lonelier without him.

He will be missed.