Sponsored by Overwater Bauer Law

There is a new legal firm based in Winkler looking forward to providing services to the entire region. Shelley Overwater and Madlen Bauer are the two partners in Overwater Bauer Law, whose office is located at 2-583 Main Street Winkler.

“We worked together previously, and decided we wanted to partner up,” said Bauer and Overwater when asked why they started the new venture. “Throughout our practice, we've seen the legal needs of the community, and decided starting our own firm would be meaningful to us and this community.”

The practice will be focusing on Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Wills, Powers-of-Attorney, Health Care Directives, Estates, Corporate and Commercial Law, Notarizations and Miscellaneous areas of law.

“I spent many years living and working in Northern Manitoba, and moved to the area in 2009,” explained Overwater. “I loved the Pembina Valley, and decided to stay. Before settling on law, I worked as a long-haul truck driver and a labourer. I thoroughly enjoy working and dealing with people, and I always have interesting stories to share.”

Bauer grew up in Winkler and graduated from Garden Valley Collegiate.

“After high school, I attended the University of Alberta,” said Bauer. “Following my studies, I worked in Northern Manitoba for a bit, and later moved to Winnipeg to attend Law School at the University of Manitoba. Throughout all this time, my heart stayed with the Pembina Valley, and my ultimate goal was to move back home to Winkler.”

In addition to English, Bauer also speaks German and Russian, and looks forward to helping residents who prefer legal services be provided in one of those languages.

“ I love continuously learning new things and problem-solving,” added Bauer when asked what she enjoys the most about practicing law. “The law is complex, and I enjoy being able to help people navigate their legal needs.”

“The best part about practicing law is I get to work with so many great clients, and assist them in solving their problems,” shared Overwater.

“We're local and therefore understand the community's ways as well as needs,” added the pair. “We believe the client is the most important part of our business. Our clients matter, and should have access to the law at reasonable prices.”

You can contact Overwater Bauer Law at 204-822-8361, or emailing Shelley or Madlen directly at shelley@overwaterlaw.com or madlen@overwaterlaw.com . If needed, meetings with elderly clients in their living facilities are available.

Shelley Overwater and Madlen Bauer in boardroomShelley Overwater and Madlen Bauer in their boardroom at 2-583 Main Street, Winkler.