Condo Talk: Expansion of Condominium Authority Tribunal Powers
October 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM -
This session will cover what new powers the Condominium Authority Tribunal has unveiled and how it can impact condo owners, condo boards, lawyers and property managers.
Maria Durdan is a Partner at SimpsonWigle LAW LLP and the Chair of the Condominium Practice Group. Maria specializes in condominium law, development and administration. Maria supports over 650 of the firm’s residential and commercial condominium clients throughout Ontario. Maria has also obtained her Associate of Canadian Condominium Institute (ACCI) designation in law, which recognizes that she has achieved a high level of knowledge and skill of condominium law. Maria is the President of the Canadian Condominium Institute – Golden Horseshoe Chapter and the Chair of the Education Committee and a member of the Hamilton Law Association Real Estate Subcommittee. Maria’s practice includes advising boards of directors, property managers and developers on all areas of condominium law.
Michelle Joy, RCM, BA
At Wilson Blanchard, Michelle works closely with the Executive Director of Condominium Management in the Hamilton office supervising and training staff. She has been working in the condominium industry since 2013 and achieved the designation of Registered Condominium Manager (RCM) with the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO) in 2017. Michelle is actively involved in the condominium industry and has participated as a speaker at CCI events, volunteered on CCI committees and written articles for Wilson Blanchard’s Condo Connection.
Victor Yee, Hons. B.A., J.D.
As counsel to condominium corporations throughout Ontario at Elia Associates, Victor draws upon his past experience as the President of the Board of Directors for a national award-winning condominium corporation in Toronto, as well as his previous experience as the chairperson of the internal tribunal for Canada’s largest student housing cooperative. As a litigator, Victor has successfully represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and in various tribunals throughout the province, as well as in condominium-related mediations and arbitrations. Victor’s natural love of politics helps him advance clients’ interests while managing and anticipating the political ebbs and flows that are inherent in condominiums
Chris has practised condominium law and dispute resolution since 2003. He serves condo communities across Ontario with focused, straightforward advice delivered promptly, at a fair price. He represents condominium corporations before courts and tribunals. Chris also acts as a firm but fair owners’ meeting chairperson at several dozen condo AGMs each year across the province. In addition to publishing the award-winning Ontario Condo Law Blog from 2008 to 2019, Chris has written and lectured extensively on condominium law and civil litigation topics at seminars, conferences and courses for legal professionals, condominium managers, directors and unit owners.
He taught condo law at Humber College and sits on the CMRAO’s advisory committee for setting educational standards for condo managers.