Gary Michael Sarcida
Gary Sarcida joined PKF Lawyers as an articling student in 2004 and was called to the bar in June 2005. His current practice is general in nature with an emphasis on personal legal services. He has also appeared at all levels of court – The Manitoba Court of Appeal, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (Civil and Family Divisions); the Provincial Court of Manitoba; the Federal Court of Canada and Small Claims Court. He has also appeared before a number of administrative tribunals – the Automobile Inquiry Appeal Commission; the Residential Tenancies Appeal Commission; Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunal – Pension Appeals; the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada; and the License Appeal Board.
As a member of Winnipeg’s Filipino community Gary adds a valuable language and cultural ingredient to the firm. He can fluently communicate in the official Filipino language of Tagalog. He is involved with the Manitoba Filipino Business Council Inc., the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba Inc., the Southeastman Filipino Association of Manitoba Inc., and the Philippine Association of Manitoba Inc.
Currently he is serving on the Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), being appointed by the Province of Manitoba in September 2018.
Gary has also served on the Board of Directors of Folklorama and the Folk Arts Council of Winnipeg Inc. from 2006 to 2012. During his tenure he served as Chair of the Member Relations and Review Committees.
Additionally, Gary sits as an adjudicator of the Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel (MHRAP) under The Human Rights Code, appointed by the Province of Manitoba in June 2019.
A man of incredible drive, Gary lives by these words from Vince Lombardi, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.”
Away from the practice of law, he spends time with his wife, family and their dog Nutmeg. You can also find him cheering on the Winnipeg Jets, the Blue and Gold, the Miami Dolphins and his beloved LA Lakers (as he bleeds purple and gold).
Si Gary Sarcida ay naging kabilang sa PKF LAWYERS bilang articling student noong 2004 at siya ay tinawag sa Bar noong June 2005. Mula noon siya ay nanatiling associate ng PKF LAWYERS magpa-hanggang ngayon. Si Gary ay may karanasan na sa lahat ng antas (level ) ng korte – Sa Manitoba Court of Appeal, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench ( Civil at Family Divisions ); Sa Provincial Court ng Manitoba; Federal Court ng Canada at sa Small Claims Court. Siya ay humarap na din sa ilang administrative tribunals – tulad ng Automobile Inquiry Appeal Commission; sa Residential Tenancies Appeal Commission; sa Opisina ng Commissioner ng Review Tribunal-Pension Appeals; sa Immigration at Refugee Board ng Canada at sa License Appeal Board.
Bilang bahagi ng komunidad ng mga Pilipino sa Winnipeg, ang kakayahan ni Gary na makapagpahayag sa Tagalog at Ingles ay isang mahalagang ambag sa PKF Lawyers. Si Gary ay tumutulong din sa Philippine Association of Manitoba Inc., sa Southeastman Filipino Association ng Manitoba Inc. at sa Manitoba Filipino Business Council Inc.
Naglingkod din si Gary bilang isa sa Board of Directors ng Folklorama at ng Folk Arts Council ng Winnipeg Inc. mula 2006 hanggang 2012. Sa kanyang panunungkulan, gumanap siya sa kapasidad na Kagawad ng Member Relations at Review Committees.
Siya ay kasalukuyang isang Tagapaghatol ng Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel (MHRAP) na itinalaga ng lalawigan ng Manitoba nitong Hunyo lamang sang-ayon sa mga Alituntunin ng Karapatang Pangtao.
Siya ay puno ng kasigasigan at ang gumagabay na kasabihan kay Gary ay nagmula sa mga wika ni Vince Lombardi, “Na ang pagkaka-iba ng isang taong matagumpay sa iba ay hind sa kawalan ng lakas at talino sa halip ay sa kalawan ng parpupursige o determinasyon.”
Labas sa kanyang propesyon bilang abogado, matatagpuan niyo si Gary sa golf course o ‘di kaya ay nanonood ng laban ng Lakers bilang isang tapat na tagahanga.
Areas Of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Real Estate and Construction
- Cottage and Vacation Home Succession and Tax Planning
- Domestic and Family Law
- Franchising and Franchise Law
- Regulatory and Administrative Law
- Residential Real Estate and Resort Properties
- Wills, Estates, Trusts and Elder Law