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J.F. Reeh Taylor

Fellow of The University of Winnipeg


J.F. Reeh Taylor, Senior Counsel with Taylor McCaffrey LLP, served as UWinnipeg’s long-time legal counsel and has contributed greatly to The University of Winnipeg and general communities. Taylor is the Director of the Small Business Law Clinic at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. This clinic provides advice and guidance to small business operators as well as provides mentorship and instruction to law students.

Taylor was acknowledged by the Manitoba Bar Association with its Distinguished Service Award in 1993. Another achievement of Taylor’s was founding the Canadian Association of University Solicitors where he served as its first president.

He is also dedicated to the community and has served on many community boards that cover his diversified interests. A great supporter of the arts, Taylor was co-founder of Virtuosi Concerts Inc. and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, and has served on the board of Virtuosi Concerts for a decade. He is past-president of the Manitoba Opera Association, The Manitoba Club, the Winnipeg Executives Association and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. He also is a contributing force behind the creation of the beloved Leo Mol Sculpture Garden at Assiniboine Park.

A ‘Renaissance man’ who loves law, literature, music and the arts, Taylor’s legacy is one of service to the community and leading by example. Taylor was born in Forest, Ontario. He attended Cardiff University in South Wales and the Law Society’s School of Law in London, England. He then came to Manitoba and attended Manitoba Law School and was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1951. He is married to Pamela Maureen and is the father of five.