President, Innovate Manitoba
Jan Lederman, BA, JD, is President of Innovate Manitoba Inc. Jan has extensive experience in business law with a focus on advising private enterprise, including mergers and acquisitions, project development, securities, and private equity and venture capital investment transactions. She has been named to Best Lawyers© in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law each year since 2013. Jan retired partner of TDS Law at the beginning of 2015 and now works with a select number of startups and emerging growth companies to support their business, intellectual property and investment needs.
Jan teaches Advising Startup Ventures at the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba. In 2016, working with the Desautels Centre on Private Enterprise and the Law at the Faculty of Law, Jan launched the Startup Legal Clinic with the assistance of volunteer practicing lawyers, providing free legal advice to startups. In addition to her Juris Doctor, Jan holds a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering. Jan is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Manitoba and is a Director of Genome Canada.Y.