Agenda - January 19th, 2020

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Sarah Batut

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Barbara Vanderburgh

Frasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

   9:10

Rethinking Commercial Real Estate Contracts In Light of COVID-19

 

Sarah Batut

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Barbara Vanderburgh

Frasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • New drafting considerations for purchase and sale contracts
  • Construction and service agreements
  • Closing deals in a virtual world
  • Force majeure clauses

 

   9:50

Questions and Discussion

  10:00

Morning Break

  10:15

Tax Considerations for Business Owners

 

Michael Coburn

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

  • Tax and succession planning opportunities
  • How business owners can manage a changing environment
  • Updates on available programs

 

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

Managing Ongoing Construction Issues

 

Elizabeth Segal

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP

 

  • Force majeure, frustration, supply chain issues
  • Extending dates and deadlines
  • Consequences for late delivery

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Lunch Break

   1:00

Strata Property Act Matters

 

Allyson Baker

Clark Wilson LLP

 

  • Strata wind-ups
  • Strata insurance renewals, rising costs and inability to obtain insurance
  • Dealing with COVID-19 before a strata corporation's first annual general meeting

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Afternoon Break

   2:10

Insolvency: Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel Actually a Train?

 

Vicki Tickle

McMillan LLP

 

Lance Williams

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

 

  • Contractor and subcontractor insolvencies
  • What is coming up on the horizon? How to prepare?
  • Tenant insolvencies

 

   2:55

Questions and Discussion

   3:05

Financing
 

James Sutcliffe

McMillan LLP

 

  • New underwriting requirements
  • Dealing with existing deals
  • Financing in the virtual world

 

   4:00 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes