Our Team

Ronald Habing

The firm’s founding member, Ron has engaged in the general practice of law continuously since his call to the bar in 1975. Currently, Ron concentrates his time on residential and commercial real estate transactions, mortgages, corporations, wills, estates and powers of attorney.

Ron brings a business-like, efficient attitude to every file, which, coupled with his experience and approachability makes dealing with him a satisfying and valuable experience for his many clients.

Sid Laviolette

Sid Laviolette practices general law with emphasis on family law. He is ready to assist our clients with separation, spousal support, child support, custody, access, common-law relationships, divorce, grandparents’ rights, property division and variation of existing court orders. This includes the negotiation of Separation and Pre-Nuptial Agreements as well as representation in court when a family matter requires litigation.

When not practicing Family, Sid can be found in the civil arena representing clients in civil litigation matters. Sid represents clients in Manitoba, in particular West Winnipeg, St. James, Charleswood and Assiniboia.

Gord Howorth

Gord (web page at www.howorthlaw.com) practices in association with the firm, concentrating on commercial real estate, business law, corporate law, commercial law, commercial leases, finance law, residential real estate, wills, estates, trusts and trademarks.

Since his original call to the bar in 1980, Gord has practiced law or provided legal consulting services in Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg in Canada and internationally in Santiago, Chile, London, England, and Grand Cayman, British West Indies. He is one of Winnipeg’s few trademark agents. In addition, Gord speaks Spanish – se habla español.

Kenny Costa

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Kenny was called to the bar in 2012 and joined Habing Laviolette in July of 2015. Before joining us here, Kenny decided to try something completely different and worked as a general solicitor in the Pembina Valley while living in Carman, Manitoba. However, unable to resist the siren call of Winnipeg, he found himself drawn to our prairie metropolis once again, settling in the St. James area.

Here at Habing Laviolette, Kenny focuses on Estate Planning (including Wills, Powers of Attorneys and Health Care Directives or “Living Wills”), Probate and Estate Management, Real Estate including Residential and Farm Land Transactions, refinancing and mortgages. Kenny brings a dedicated attention to his work, putting his client at the centre of his practice. He looks forward to answering your questions and assisting you in your legal matters.