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  • Steinbach 204.326.3442 - 85 PTH 12 North, Steinbach, MB, R5G 1A7
  • Niverville 204.388.9300 - Box 1120, 62 Main Street, Niverville, MB, R0A 1E0

Gemma L. Brown Partner

Practice Areas

Corporate / Commercial, Tax Planning, Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Agriculture Law



Appointments: 85 PTH 12 North, Steinbach




Gemma joined the Smith Neufeld Jodoin partnership on January 1, 2018.  Gemma worked with the firm as a legal assistant from 1997 until she commenced her legal studies in 2005. She spent the summers of 2006 and 2007 as a summer student with the firm and articled with the firm in 2008-2009.  Gemma received her call to the bar in May, 2009, and was an associate with the firm until joining the partnership.


Gemma graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Laws in 2008. While attending Law School, Gemma received the class prizes for highest standing in Civil Procedure, Trademarks & Patents, and Municipal Law.

Areas of Practice

Gemma practices mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions, including incorporations, mergers and acquisitions, with a special focus on corporate restructuring and owner-manager taxation issues, estate planning and trusts. Gemma also practices in the areas of real estate law, and wills and estate law.

Gemma offers creative solutions for her clients, whether it be in family business or farm transitions, owner-managed businesses, new entrepreneurs, first time home owners, or in wills and estate planning matters. Gemma enjoys working closely with clients and their professional advisors throughout various planning processes to ensure her clients are taken care of and that they understand their legal journey.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Manitoba Bar Association
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member at Large of Real Property Subsection, Immigration Subsection and Taxation Subsection of the Manitoba Bar Association
  • Council for the Southeast Events Center (multiplex)
  • 2020 Steering Committee – Cambridge Forums Estates & Trust Practitioners 3rd Generation Forum

Gemma was a board member with the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce, chairing the Business Development Committee for 6 years until November, 2017.  She currently is an ad-hoc member of the Business Development Committee.

Gemma was the co-chair of Revenue Generation with the host society of the 2016 Manitoba Summer games held in Steinbach.

Personal Interests

Gemma resides in Steinbach with her husband and 2 children. Outside of the office Gemma can be found supporting her children in their sporting activities and in her down time, enjoys gardening and time at the lake with family and friends.

Erin Loewen Legal Assistant
Jackie Gauthier Legal Assistant - Real Estate
Nicole Funk Legal Assistant - Real Estate