CondoTalk: CAT Expansion Part 2

November 24, 2020  -  2020-11-24 12:00 PM 2020-11-24 01:00 PM CondoTalk: CAT Expansion Part 2 CCI Golden Horseshoe Chapter Canada America/New_York


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With the CAT expansion, here are the 6 R’s  

  1. Reasonableness – steps Boards should take before enforcement
  2. Record-keeping – how workflow needs to change. Are your email trails nicely packaged in a PDF easy to hand off to a lawyer in case of a CAT complaint?
  3. Referee – does a Condo Board become a referee when owners file CAT complaints against each other?
  4. Resolution – is an early resolution now hopeful?
  5. Recovery – cost recovery (or lack thereof) – is it even worth going to CAT?
  6. Revisions – has your Condo Board revised it indemnification clause yet?

Part 2 - Featured Speakers

Maria Durdan, Partner, SimpsonWigle LAW LLP

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.


Chris Jaglowitz, Principal, Common Ground Condo Law

Chris Jaglowitz launched Common Ground Condo Law in January 2020, after practising condominium law and dispute resolution in Toronto for 17 years. Chris serves condo communities across Ontario by helping condo boards and managers navigate tricky situations with practical, economical solutions. When disputes aren't nipped in the bud, Chris represents condo corporations in mediation and arbitration proceedings and in the Superior Court of Justice. Chris is also a neutral arbitrator of condo disputes.  Chris assisted the Ontario Government's review of the Condo Act from 2012 to 2014 by sitting on its working groups and expert panel, leading to Bill 106, the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015. Much work still needs to be done and Chris remains active in recommending improvements.  Twitter: @chrisjaglowitz  


Victor Lee, Condominium Lawyer, Elia Associates

Victor brings a thorough, educated and multi-faceted approach to dealing with the practical issues and human dynamics that are so often at play in communal living environments. As counsel to condominium corporations throughout Ontario, 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. 


Patrick Greco, Partner, Condominium Law Group, Shibley Righton LLP Barristers & Solicitors

He enjoys the full perspective gained from experience providing both solicitor and litigation services to condominium clients. Patrick also has significant expertise with construction and commercial disputes.

Patrick provides the full range of condominium solicitor services, and particularly enjoys attending and chairing difficult owners’ meetings.


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