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With the exploding growth of condominiums in Ontario, our Condominium Law Group is a leader in advising condominium corporations, boards of directors, owners and professionals in the condominium industry.  We have an outstanding team of lawyers and professional staff which enables us to provide exceptional service in a cost effective and timely manner.

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Megan Mackey Head ShotCondo corporations may lawfully ban pets in certain circumstances, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey.

Global News recently reported on a campaign by residents of two Toronto condo buildings seeking to overturn their board’s recently introduced ban on pets.

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

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2019-11-12
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotTarion Warranty Corp.’s recent efforts to provide more consumer information on the risks of pre-construction condominium purchases don’t go far enough, and the new home regulator should take an aggressive role in requiring more standard-form agreements, Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb tells The Globe and Mail.

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2019-11-11
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Armand Conant HeadshotA growing number of condo corporations are struggling to get reasonable insurance coverage, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant.

“It’s a mammoth problem,” says Conant, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP. “In light of the number of claims being made by condo corporations, insurers appear to want to get out of the industry.”

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

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2019-11-07
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Patrick GrecoHarassment is a growing concern for condo corporations, says Toronto condominium lawyer Patrick Greco.

“It’s a huge issue. Cases are coming across my desk on an almost daily basis,” Greco, partner with Shibley Righton LLP, tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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2019-10-30
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotEmails between condo board members are not part of the official record, but directors still have to be very careful about what they write in these online messages, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

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2019-10-28
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Inderpreet SuriToronto condominium lawyer Inderpreet Suri has found a perfect match in her chosen sector of law.

Suri, an associate with Shibley Righton LLP's Toronto office, prides herself on her ability to connect with clients, and she tells AdvocateDaily.com that developing those relationships is one of her favourite parts of the job.  

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2019-10-25
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Megan Mackey Head ShotConsumers scored a big victory when an Ontario Superior Court judge ordered refunds of huge closing adjustments paid by purchasers of brand new condo units, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey, who represented the successful litigants.

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2019-10-23
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John Devellis HeadshotThe devil can be in the details when it comes to resolving disputes between condominium neighbours, says Toronto condominium lawyer John De Vellis.

There’s an adage that lists “people, pets and parking” as being the cause of most problems with other residents, and if you want to find a solution, you have to be willing to do a little work, says De Vellis, a partner with Shibley Righton LLP.

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

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2019-10-22
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotHaving a code of ethics in place for a condominium’s board of directors assists in holding members accountable if they become disruptive, problematic or violent, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb.

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2019-10-15
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Luis Hernandez Head SHotA legal battle between a celebrity and his Manhattan neighbour may be a rather extreme example of a fairly common condominium dispute, says Toronto condominium lawyer Luis Hernandez.

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2019-09-25
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Megan Mackey Head ShotA recent court ruling that saw a condominium owner lose her unit due to the actions of her tenant is good news for condo residents but could have a “chilling effect” on investors, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey.

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2019-09-17
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Megan Mackey Head ShotIf you live in a condo and want to build a deck or make other changes to your common areas, work with your board to enter into a mutual agreement that will make it permanent to avoid future cost and conflict, says Toronto condominium lawyer Megan Mackey.

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2019-09-06
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotCondo dwellers who want to show their support of candidates in political elections should do it in a way that doesn’t involve posting signs in windows or common areas of the building, advises Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

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2019-09-04
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Armand Conant HeadshotA recent Ontario Superior Court decision highlights the restricted rights that condominium unit owners have to renovate compared with traditional freehold homeowners, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant.

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2019-08-28
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Deborah Howden Head ShotThere’s nothing in the Condominium Act that specifically speaks to a ban on pets, but condo corporations can create restrictions and rules to enforce the type of animal and how many an owner or resident can have in a unit, says Toronto condo and human rights lawyer Deborah Howden.

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2019-08-28
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Megan Mackey Head ShotResidents will struggle to challenge condo-imposed bans on balcony barbecuing, says Toronto condominium and commercial litigator Megan Mackey.

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2019-08-20
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Audrey Loeb Head ShotA condominium management team that objected to a Jewish condo owner attaching a mezuzah to the doorframe of his residence highlights the importance of seeking legal advice before taking action, says Toronto condominium lawyer Audrey Loeb.

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

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2019-08-16
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Warren Kleiner Head ShotAssigning or “flipping” a condo unit is risky for both parties, so be sure to get legal advice from someone well-versed in this area of law, says Toronto condominium lawyer Warren Kleiner.

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2019-08-09
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Armand Conant HeadshotOwners cannot prevent condominium corporation representatives from entering their units if they are fulfilling the corporation’s duties under the Condominium Act and if reasonable advance notice has been given, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant.

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

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2019-08-08
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Luis HernandezToronto condominium lawyer Luis Hernandez isn’t afraid to give his clients the unvarnished truth.

Hernandez, an associate with Shibley Righton LLP’s Toronto office, says his “direct” style can take some getting used to for clients — often condo corporation boards of directors seeking help with corporate governance, compliance matters, contracts, bylaws and rules.

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

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2019-07-26

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