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

Called to bar
  • 2004 (Ontario)

Patrick Greco


Patrick Greco is a partner in the Condominium Law practice group at Shibley Righton LLP, where he enjoys the full perspective gained from providing both solicitor and litigation services to condominium clients.

As a solicitor, Patrick helps Boards and Property Managers navigate the day-to-day issues they face. He is a firm believer that good written and oral communication, empathy, and a pinch of humour and creativity can help condominium corporations handle even their most difficult problems. Patrick views chairing a  challenging owners’ meeting as an opportunity to resolve concerns and build community. Originally a litigator by training, Patrick has represented clients on numerous matters before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice and Court of Appeal of Ontario. With a significant background in commercial and construction litigation, he often appears before the Licence Appeal Tribunal on Ontario New Homes Warranty Plan Act (Tarion) matters.

Patrick is frequently invited to speak at events such as the annual ACMO/CCI-T Condo Conference, CCI director events, ACMO manager luncheons and CCI – Your Condo Connection videos on topics including privacy and  urveillance, the Tarion claims process, and aging in condominiums. He has made submissions to the provincial government on Bill 106 and to the independent review of the Tarion program.

Patrick also loves teaching and has been an instructor at the CCI Level 200 program, ACMO training course at Humber College, management company training and continuing education programs, and the Association of  Architectural Technologists of Ontario training course. He has also written for various condominium publications on issues such as Kitec plumbing in condos.

In addition to the CCI-T Education Committee, Patrick sits on the CCI Toronto Education Committee, the CCI  Golden Horseshoe Professional Partners Committee and the CCI Golden Horseshoe Conference Committee.

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

Patrick Greco Publications