Agenda - March 30th, 2017

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

9:10

2017 Case Law Update

 

Laura Smith      

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • A review of recent important cases in commercial leasing

 

9:50

Questions and Discussion

10:00

Negotiating Anchor Tenant Leases

 

Neil Davie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Mario Rubio

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Tips and traps for negotiating "Anchor Tenant" leases

 

  10:50

Questions and Discussion

  11:00

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:15

Insurance and Indemnities in Leasing

 

Sergio C. Custodio

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

  

  • What issues arise when a tenant causes damage to leased premises?
  • New case-law developments on insurance and indemnities in leasing

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Networking Lunch

   1:15

Dealing with Leases during Mergers and Acquisitions

 

Rachel V. Hutton

Stikeman Elliot LLP

 

  • Tips and traps for conducting due diligence on leases, including proper review of environmental risks, tenant-specific risks, and consent and assignment provisions
  • Issues arising out of lease-backs and sellers as first-time landlords
  • Practice advice for working with leases within a corporate deal

 

   1:55

Questions and Discussion

   2:05 Leases with Specific Issues: Marijuana Grow-Ops and Dispensaries
  Ian Hardie

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Update on the status of the marijuana/cannabis laws, the medical marijuana licensing regime, current zoning considerations, and the legality of dispensaries
  • Special considerations for landlords and the risk of civil forfeiture
  • Production in the agricultural land reserve

 

   2:45 Questions and Discussion
   2:55 Refreshment Adjournment
   3:10 Options to Renew and Extend Commercial Leases
 

Scott MacDonald

Richards Buell Sutton LLP

 

  • The distinction between renewals and extensions
  • What options are unenforceable?
  • Conditions precedent and exercising the option or extension
  • How is rent determined?

 

   3:40

Questions and Discussion

   3:50

Rental Arbitrations: Preparing Evidence for Positive Outcomes

 

Richard J. Olson

McKechnie & Company

 

Scott MacDonald

Richards Buell Sutton LLP

 

  • A review of procedures and issues present in rental arbitrations
  • Dealing with the valuator in arbitration contexts
  • Adducing the best evidence to achieve your client's goals

 

   4:40

Questions and Discussion

   4:50

Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes