Money! That’s What We Want - CondoTalkMarch 16, 2021
Tuesday March 16th, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Condo Talk Presenters
Michelle Joy, RCM, BA, Wilson Blanchard Management
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.
Patrick Greco, Shibley Righton LLP Barristers & Solicitors
Patrick is a partner in the condominium law group at Shibley Righton LLP. Patrick also has significant expertise with commercial, construction lien, real estate and professional negligence disputes. Patrick provides advice to condominium corporations and owners on a wide array of governance issues and regularly attends board meetings and owners’ meeting to provide counsel. Patrick has also appeared on numerous matters before the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal of Ontario, and appears frequently before the Licence Appeal Tribunal on Ontario New Homes Warranty Plan Act (Tarion) matters. Patrick writes and speaks frequently on condominium issues.
Antoni Casalinuovo, Elia Associates
Antoni Casalinuovo is Elia Associates’ senior litigator who specializes in condominium law, and represents clients in a variety of commercial and construction disputes.With a robust knowledge of condominium law and the litigation process, Antoni is tenacious and works hard to achieve positive results and to advance the interest of his clients in adversarial disputes. Antoni has been the successful counsel on a number precedent setting cases involving condominiums. He has also had a number of judicial decisions and articles reported in a variety of legal and condominium publications, including CM Magazine and Condovoice. Antoni has represented clients before many levels of Courts and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Divisional Court of Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Assessment Review Board and the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board, and is frequently invited to speak at conferences and seminars across the province regarding updates and new trends in condominium law to provide his unique insights.A self-professed soccer hooligan and recently retired soccer/beer league player, Antoni spends his free time with his wife and three young children. He plans on starting his own soccer team.
Erik Savas, SimpsonWigle Law LLP
Erik Savas is a partner with SimpsonWigle Law LLP and in a non pandemic year, practises out of the firm’s Burlington office. Erik joined the firm in 2002 and since then, has focussed his practice on advising the firm’s many condominium clients in dispute resolution related matters. Erik routinely handles compliance/enforcement cases involving for example noise violations, unauthorized common element alterations and smoking, parking and pet restrictions. Erik also frequently acts for condominium corporation clients pursuing lien/power of sale enforcement of common expense arrears, as well as claims for common element deficiencies and under shared facility agreements. Erik has obtained orders requiring owners to sell their units due to harassment of residents/the board and management. He has also acted for Condominium Administrators appointed under the Act due to board mismanagement or malfeasance and has been involved in many important reported cases in the area of condominium law and jurisprudence. He has substantial experience in litigation and arbitration concerning contract terminations under section 112 of the Act by turnover boards and pursuing and defending claims under the oppression remedy section of the Act - - section 135. In addition, Erik often is engaged to defend applications in the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claiming discrimination by the condominium corporation and or its property management. Erik has acted over the years for condominium clients in many mediations, arbitrations and court application proceedings. He has appeared in the Small Claims Court, the Landlord Tenant Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Condominium Authority Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.