September 16, 2021


Bilal Mirza, LL.B., LL.M., MDP, SimpsonWigle LAW

speakerBilal Mirza is an associate at SIMPSONWIGLE LAW, practising in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, land development and planning, and condominium law. He routinely works with buyers and sellers, builders and developers, business owners and commercial tenants/landlords, financial institutions, and condominium boards.

His diverse legal experience includes acting for government agencies as outside counsel on corporate, construction and regulatory law matters, and telecom companies as in-house corporate counsel.


Michelle Joy, RCM, BA, Wilson Blanchard Management Condo

speakerMichelle is 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.


Stephanie Sutherland, Associate, Cohen Highley LLP


Since her call to the Bar in 2009, Stephanie has spent her legal career working with condominium corporations, property managers and unit owners, assisting them with day-to-day condominium governance matters. Stephanie focuses on guiding her clients through disputes in a manner that promotes and fosters positive condominium communities. Along with condominium management and litigation, Stephanie practices in the areas of condominium development, residential and commercial real estate, and commercial litigation. Stephanie has represented clients in mediation and arbitration matters and has litigated in Superior Court and Divisional Court.  She has also represented clients at Small Claims Court and administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

An active member of the condominium community in Ontario, Stephanie is involved in the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) Golden Horseshoe, Grand River, and London chapters, and sits on various CCI committees as well as the Golden Horseshoe Board. She is a frequent speaker at CCI conferences, courses, and seminars and contributes articles to condominium publications including Condo News. Stephanie obtained her ACCI (Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute) designation in 2015.



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