Elmer's practice consists of all aspects of corporate, commercial and real property law. He has significant experience in commercial real estate conveyancing, financing, leasing and development and also has experience in mergers and acquisitions. Elmer also has experience and assists clients in technology and intellectual property law issues, including licensing and protection matters. Elmer is a member of TDS' Marketing Committee and is the Co-chair of the Agribusiness Industry Group.
Legal Teachings: Elmer has been an instructor for the University of Manitoba's Solicitor/Business Transactions course and has also been a learning group facilitator in the Real Property section of the Centre for Professional Legal Education Program Course of the Law Society of Manitoba (formerly the Bar Admission Course) since 2006. Elmer has also written and edited materials for the Corporate & Commercial section of the Centre for Professional Legal Education Program. Elmer has presented from time to time on various areas of law, including recently to the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.
Other Speaking Engagements: Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, Fall 2011
Community Involvement: Elmer is a director of the Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division. Elmer served on the board of directors the Family Centre of Winnipeg from 2000 until 2008 and served in the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Elmer is a co-chair of the firm's United Way Committee and yearly campaign. He is a member of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
For a number of years Elmer has volunteered as a soccer coach for the Charleswood Youth Soccer Association, the St. Charles Soccer Association, the Assiniboine Park Hockey Association coaching hockey and he also coaches basketball for various community clubs and for Ecole Charleswood Junior High School.