Real Property Law: So, What Keeps You Up At Night? (Archived Video Stream) 

Oct. 18, 2011
Toronto Online


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The majority of real property transactions are completed without any problems, but every now and then even a so-called “simple real estate transaction” can go sideways. What do you do if the certified cheque to close the deal is misplaced? How do you fix problems with a right of way conversion? What safe guards should you have in place when accepting a power of attorney?  This program will explore these and other unusual issues and challenges that can keep you awake at night and willdiscuss solutions to those problems.

Program Chairs:

Timothy P. Kennedy, Vincent Dagenais Gibson LLP/s.r.l. - Ottawa
Robert P. Tchegus, Cunningham Swan Carty Little & Bonham LLP - Kingston 

Program is sponsored by:TitlePlus Logo

9:00 am

Introductory Remarks

9:10 am

Rights of Way - How to Right a Wrong

  • Something is wrong with the right of way and how to fix it
  • Problems with conversion

Sybil Johnson-Abbott, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Ottawa

9:45 am

Title Searches

Lori Swartz, LawPRO

10:20 am

Know Thy Client

  • How well do you need to know your client
  • Obtaining client verification
  • Obtaining instructions for powers of attorney and from attorneys

Caterina Galati, Law Society of Upper Canada

10:55 am


11:10 am

Practice Management and Professionalism Best Practices

  • Post closing services the lawyer provides but does not receive compensation (undertakings, discharges, file storage)
  • Being cautious with delegation: to whom and what you delegate to your staff, making sure to cross the "t"s and dot the "I"s
  • Dealing with the rude colleague on the other side of the file - discussion about civility in the real estate bar

Raymond H. Mikkola, Pallett Valo LLP - Mississauga

11:45 pm

Family Transfers

  • The pit falls of acting on inter-family transfers
  • The need for independent legal advice
  • Inter vivos transfers to avoid probate

Mary-Alice Thompson, Cunningham Swan Carty Little & Bonham LLP - Kingston

12:20 pm  

Questions & Concluding Remarks

12:30 pm

Program Concludes


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