Agenda

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Sarah Batut

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Barbara Vanderburgh

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

9:30

Tax Risks to Commercial Real Estate Transactions

 

Alexander Demner

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

  • Foreign buyers', vacant homes and speculation taxes
  • Property Transfer Tax and the expanded anti-avoidance rule
  • Land Owner Transparency Act
  • Nominee ownership arragements
  • Managing tax risks

 

10:20

Questions and Discussion

10:30

Refreshment Adjournment

10:45

Case Law Update

 

Aidan Cameron

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 

  • What the courts have to say about recent commercial real estate disputes

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:30

Defensive Drafting to Avoid Contractual Disputes

 

Damon Chisholm

McMillan LLP

 

Jordanna Cytrynbaum

Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation

 

  • Commonly litigated contractual terms
  • Defensive drafting to minimize litigation risk

 

  12:20

Questions and Discussion

  12:30

Networking Lunch

   1:30

The Collapsing Deal

 

Daniel Byma

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • What do you do when it all goes wrong?
  • Deposit disputes
  • Specific performance

 

2:20

Questions and Discussion

2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

2:45

Managing Risk at the Financing Stage
 

Jennifer Drury

Canadian Western Bank

 

James Sutcliffe

McMillan LLP

 

  • Best practices when drafting borrower and lender representations
  • Apportioning risk
  • Financing preconditions

 

   3:30

Questions and Discussion

   3:40 Managing Risk in Real Life - A Developer's Perspective
  Jordan Langlois

Kornfeld LLP

 

Rhiannon Mabberley

Westbank Projects

 

  • Dealing with issues that arise on the ground
  • Woodward's redevelopment
  • The TELUS building

 

4:25 Questions and Discussion
4:35 Chairs' Closing Remarks
4:40 Program Concludes