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Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

New leaders and partners at Borden Ladner Gervais

Personnel changes at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) mean that there are now 19 new partners at the firm and new leaders of one of the firm’s working groups. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:50 AM

The dark side of unconditional agreements of purchase and sale unconditional_offer_sm

In the spring of last year we saw an unusual phenomenon in the real estate market; the appearance of agreements of purchase and sale that were unconditional. The market was so hot that real estate agents were advising their vendors to reject all offers that contained conditions because of ability of the vendors to pick and choose amongst multiple offers. In this article I propose to examine the negative impact that the omission of certain common conditions may have upon an ordinary purchaser. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

DLA Piper (Canada) names partners

DLA Piper (Canada) LLP has added six new members into the partnership ranks. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

A warning from the Divisional Court: call before you pave

On Nov. 30, 2017, the Divisional Court released its decision in Hammer v. Kirkpatrick 2017 ONSC 7150. This case was an appeal from a January 2017 unreported, oral decision of the small claims court, in which the deputy judge dismissed the plaintiffs’ claim in nuisance for damages arising from redirected water flow. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

MORTGAGES - Mortgage agreement - Intention - Validity

Appeal by the Tollestrup estate from a trial decision finding that certain mortgages registered against property owned by the estate were valid and enforceable and that the lawyer who recommended and prepared the disputed mortgages was not negligent. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Six Stewart McKelvey associates named partner

Stewart McKelvey is starting off the new year by adding six new partners in three of its Atlantic Canada offices. All were associates at the firm. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 2:37 PM

Gowling WLG grows team

As of the first of the year, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP has 19 new partners. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

B.C. condo ruling will ‘absolutely’ have impact outside province: lawyer Peter J. Roberts, Lawson Lundell LLP

A recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision that said a minority of condo owners cannot block the sale of their building will have reverberations across the country, according to a lawyer involved in the case. But the decision may not be the final word on the subject, as it is likely headed to appeal. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 09, 2018 @ 8:51 AM

Latest federal housing strategy ambitious but implementation questionable

In November 2017, the federal government announced details of its National Housing Strategy, pledging a $40 billion investment to be shared between the federal, provincial and territorial governments over a 10-year period. Criticisms of the strategy include the lack of a plan to address entry into the housing market for the middle class, especially in large urban areas. The plan also does not directly address soaring rental market pressures created by short-term rental units offered through platforms such as Airbnb. ... [read more]

Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 1:36 PM

Baker McKenzie hires real estate and business specialist

Anne Sedgwick has joined Baker McKenzie’s Toronto office as counsel in both its North America banking, finance and major projects group and its global real estate practice. ... [read more]