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Name and Title
Patrick Greco
Partner
Partner
Year of Call

2004 (Ontario)

Memberships
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
Publications
Description

Patrick GrecoWhen the news was first released that recreational cannabis would be made legal in Canada, subject to provincial regulation, it was understandably met with joy, fear, and every emotion in between. For some, this was viewed aslong overdue – the legal recognition of something that many people did anyway and that even most police had stopped enforcing against. For others, it was viewed as a matter of grave concern:  would "reefer madness" run rampant in the streets?

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the GOLDEN HORSESHOE CHAPTER OF THE CANADIAN CONDOMINIUM INSTITUTE

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Date_Published
2019-07-17
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Patrick GrecoToronto condominium lawyer Patrick Greco likes to feel involved in his clients’ communities.

Greco, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP, tells AdvocateDaily.com that condo law by its nature is a “very human area” of practice.

“I really like that aspect of it — getting to interact with owners, board members, and property managers,” he says. “I like to think of myself as a partner in their communities — someone who knows the owners and the board, and is just a call away when any of them needs help.

“I’m part of their team,” adds Greco, who tries to take a friendly and humorous approach to all of his dealings with clients.

“There’s already enough stress in the condo world, and if you can’t laugh, then you’d cry,” he says.

And Greco gets plenty of opportunities to develop those relationships since many of his evenings are spent attending or chairing meetings of unit owners or condo corporation boards, while his days are frequently filled with providing quick-turnaround answers to queries and concerns coming in from clients.

When he was a law student, Greco might not have recognized his current practice. He graduated around the same time as Ontario’s Condominium Act came into force, revolutionizing the regulation of condos in the province.

“It wasn’t something I had heard much about,” he explains.

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared on AdvocateDaily.com.

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Date_Published
2019-02-08
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Notable matters

  • Henry v. 1213962 Ontario Ltd., [2005] O.J. No. 2132 (successful in resisting in part a motion for leave to amend statement of claim against the defendants and to add two new defendants)
  • Federated Contractors Inc. v. Ontario Realty Corp., [2007] O.J. No. 463 (trial on the legal effect of certificates for payment of monthly progress payments issued by an architect or engineer pursuant to a contract of construction involving an owner, a general contractor and numerous sub-trades)
  • Tupperware Canada Inc. v. 1196815 Ontario Ltd., [2008] O.J. No. 532 (motion for  summary judgment for trade debt and balance owing under a promissory note in franchise context)
  • Gordon Ridgely Architects and Associates Inc. v. Glowinsky, [2009] O.J. No. 677 (successfully resisted motion for an order pursuant to subsection 47(1) of the Construction Lien Act declaring that the plaintiff’s claim for lien has expired and vacating the registrations of the plaintiff’s claim for lien and certificate of action)
  • Applewood Glass & Mirror Inc. v. Baun Construction Inc., [2009] O.J. No. 4845 (successfully defended claim for the balance allegedly due and owing on the contract for the supply of labour and materials together with a claim for construction lien in the same amount)

Thought leadership

  • Too Closed for Comfort?, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, January 2016
  • Undercover on the Common Elements – What To Do When the Police Come Knocking…or Not, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, October 2015
  • “KITEC” – What's coming down the pipe?, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, June 2015
  • Gold Medal Advice for Defeating Pan Am Games Short-Term Rentals, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, May 2015
  • The Five People You (May) Meet in AGM Hell, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, February 2015
  • The Smoker Next Door: Responding to Smoke Complaints, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, June 2014
  • Preparing Status Certificates: A Balancing Act, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, February 2014
  • Requests for Records: Fishing Expeditions not Permitted, MTCondoLaw – Ontario, October 2013
  • Waiver of Subrogation Clauses in Unit Owner Insurance Policies, Let's Talk Condo – Ontario, Spring 2013
  • Case Comment: Toronto Common Element Condominium Corporation No. 1508 v. William Stasyna et al, Let's Talk Condo – Ontario, Summer 2012

Corporate directorships

  • Director, Camp Ekon
BIO

Patrick Greco is a partner with a litigation practice specializing in condominium law.  Patrick also has significant expertise with commercial, construction lien, real estate, and professional negligence disputes.

Patrick has appeared on numerous matters before the Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal, and has assisted in the preparation of submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared before the License Appeal Tribunal, Ontario Municipal Board, Child and Family Services Review Board, and other administrative boards.

Patrick writes and speaks frequently on condominium and construction issues.

Contact Information

T: 416.214.5220
F: 416.214.5420
E: pgreco@shibleyrighton.com

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Education
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2003
  • B.A.Sc., McMaster University, 2000
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