Event Type: External Event

21st Real Estate Law Summit

Law Society of  Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario’s annual Real Estate Law Summit is where you always find a comprehensive examination of the information you need for today’s changing economy and real estate market.

Their presenters will guide you through a wide variety of topics so you can handle transaction obstacles adeptly, while you maintain your personal (and practice’s) well-being. Don’t miss out on this essential program designed to ensure you are up-to-date to successfully practice in this area.

  • What’s new in real estate fraud and how social engineering is used by fraudsters
  • Get a primer on municipal law
  • Gain useful tips on marketing your real estate practice and your professional profile
  • Understand your responsibilities when dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Learn about environmental clauses in agreements – understand liability and avoid drafting pitfalls
  • Obtain insights on the latest trends in the real estate market

Pallett Valo Speakers:

Alan Kay, Partner
Marc Whiteley, Partner

Date:

April 16 – 17

Location:

In-Person: Donald Lamont Learning Centre, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto
or Live Webcast

CPD Hours):

9h Substantive / 2h Professionalism / 1h EDI Professionalism

The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law

Osgoode Professional Development

Today’s construction projects are highly complex and present numerous and challenging risks to all stakeholders. A comprehensive understanding of the key issues and potential liability exposures in this high-stakes area is essential.

New National Edition* – 5 days of targeted and practical learning. In this intensive certificate course, join 30+ senior legal and construction professionals to learn what you need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion. *This program now offers select regional breakout sessions for Eastern and Western Canada.

You will develop a solid understanding of the core legal issues impacting construction projects, and you will emerge better equipped to minimize exposure to costly risk.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Anna Esposito, Partner

Module 5:

Dispute Resolution, Key Trends and Negotiation Workshop

Topic:

The Decision‑Makers Speak! View from the Bench

Date:

March 8

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New Federal and Provincial Transparency Register Requirements – What You Need to Know

OBA | Business Law Program

On January 22, 2024, Bill C-42 (An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act) will come into effect, creating a publicly accessible beneficial ownership registry of privately held federally incorporated companies. This will require certain federal corporations to make public specific information regarding their beneficial owners. In recent years, several Canadian jurisdictions, including Ontario, have adopted similar legislation requiring “transparency registers” with the stated goal of improving transparency as part of the government’s efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing, and tax evasion.

Join our expert panel as they provide practical guidance and insights on:

  • New reporting requirements for federally incorporated companies
  • Which businesses are subject to the new reporting requirements for federally incorporated companies?
  • What information must be disclosed pursuant to these requirements?
  • Penalties for Non-compliance
  • Who can access the register?
  • Requirements for provincially incorporated companies
  • Similarities and differences between Federal and Ontario regimes

Register now to ensure that you are up-to-date on these important federal and provincial requirements.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Andreea Muth, Partner

Time:

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location:

Online

Program Price:

CBA Member: $60* | CBA Student Member: $32* | Non-Member: $110*
*plus applicable taxes

Accreditation

This program contains 1.5h of Substantive Content.

5th Annual Legal Guide to Managing Construction Liens in Ontario

Osgoode Professional Development

In the face of ongoing market uncertainty, the highly technical laws and rules governing construction liens in Ontario are increasingly difficult to navigate in a timely and proper manner.

To protect your client interests in this challenging area – and to avoid costly missteps – you must keep current on the latest in law and practice.

Developed for experienced industry professionals and legal advisors, this intensive program will give you a practical understanding of how to navigate the technical elements and legal and practice changes impacting construction liens processes in Ontario.

You will learn the latest insights and tips from a multidisciplinary faculty of legal practitioners and decision-makers who preside over construction matters. You will work through the anatomy and mechanics of liens and the lien trial process and you will learn best practices and which tactics to use – or avoid – in your lien matters.

Pallett Valo Speakers:

Cathy DiMarco, Partner
Maria Ruberto, Partner

Date:

February 21

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Tricks of the Trade

The Advocates’ Society

Tricks of the Trade is “THE” annual conference for the personal injury bar, addressing current challenges for both plaintiff and defence counsel.

The agenda is jam-packed with this year’s most practical and noteworthy topics. You will gain key updates on recent decisions, timely advocacy tips, and the latest guidance on practice and procedure for personal injury litigators.

Guest of honour,  The Hon. Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz, will be discussing the latest efforts of the Bench and Bar to solve delay in the civil justice system, and much more.

Pallett Valo Co-chair:

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi, Partner

Time:

8:50am – 4pm

Location:

The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto ON

The Buildings Show: Construction Law Update

The Buildings Show

For 35 years, The Buildings Show has delivered the most cutting edge, expert-led seminars, informative panels, thought provoking roundtables, and an electric tradeshow experience that can’t be missed.

SS102 – Construction Law Update: Navigating the Latest Developments and Trends

Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management

This must-attend session will focus on the current trends and developments in how projects are being delivered, how disputes are being resolved, and how the legal requirements for health and safety are changing. Get the latest updates on ongoing improvements to the Construction Act and what proposed changes may means for how projects are carried out in the future.

Pallett Valo Panelist:

Anna Esposito, Partner and Mediator

Time:

9am – 12pm

Location:

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Toronto
Room 718B

The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law – National Edition Fall 2023 Program

Osgoode Professional Development

Construction projects are more complex than ever, and all stakeholders face numerous challenging risks and obligations. A comprehensive understanding of key legal issues and potential exposures in this high‑stakes area is essential.

New National Edition* – 5 days of targeted and practical learning. In this intensive certificate course, join 30+ senior legal and construction professionals to learn what you need to know about crucial construction law concepts, from contract formation to dispute resolution. Developed for the construction industry and legal professionals, this information-packed and highly practical program will highlight real-world situations to enhance learning and provide ample opportunity for questions and class discussion. *This program now offers select regional breakout sessions for Eastern and Western Canada.

You will develop a solid understanding of the core legal issues impacting construction projects, and you will emerge better equipped to minimize exposure to costly risk.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Cathy DiMarco, Partner

Dates:

November 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for Litigators

The Advocates’ Society

Advocates from across the country continue to work toward achieving equity, diversity and inclusion in their practices and in legal institutions. We come from different places, are at varying ages and stages, and bring diverse experiences. And we have more we can learn.

Join the Advocates’ Society on October 5th, for the sixth year of their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Litigators program. This year’s program will be live online, featuring a series of practical panel discussions with litigators from across the country, each focusing on a different aspect of EDI and advocacy. This is a welcome learning environment for everyone.

Registration includes educational materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.

Pallett Valo Facilitator:

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi, Partner

Time:

1pm – 4pm

Location:

Online

Program Price Per Session:

TAS Members: $179* | Non-members: $299*
*plus applicable taxes

Accreditation

This program contains 3.0 EDI Professionalism Hours.

Examinations for Discovery: Building Block Series

The Advocates’ Society

Building Blocks: Examinations for Discovery series was developed by leading litigators and Advocates’ Society Excellence in Teaching Award winners Sandra Barton and Tom Curry, in consultation with members of our Young Advocates’ Standing Committee. This interactive and practical series will help take your examinations for discovery to the next level.

Block One will be held on October 11, 2023, Block Two will be on November 14, 2023, and Block Three on December 12, 2023. Block Four, the learning-by-doing skills workshop, will be held on January 16, 2024. Click here to learn more about the program.

When it comes to examinations for discovery, failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.

Block One: Theory, Strategy and Preparation

Find out how to properly plan for discovery and strategically use every step of the process to your advantage.

Get to know the rules and objectives of the discovery process, how to develop a winnable theory and strategy, and receive practical tips for preparing yourself and your witness for discovery.

You will also have the chance to participate in a small group breakout session, facilitated by a leading practitioner, to help you develop an effective examination strategy and roadmap for discovery.

In preparation for the session, you will be asked to review and evaluate a case file from the perspective of either the plaintiff or the defendant. You will then work with your peers in small groups to develop a plan for getting the most out of the discovery process. This exercise will encourage critical thinking and active participation in a safe and supportive learning environment and is intended to help you get the most out of the program.

Topics Include:

  • The Rules of Discovery: What You Need to Know
  • Assessing Your Case: Developing a Winnable Theory and Strategy
  • Preparing Yourself for Discovery: How to Ensure You Are Prepared
  • Preparing Your Witness for Discovery: Understanding Your Obligations and Best Practices

Our building block sessions can be registered for individually or as a bundle (saving you up to 30% off the series!). Sign up for the bundle HERE.

Registration includes educational materials, which will be provided prior to the program. Registration also includes access to the live webcast recording for 30 days from the date the link is sent to you.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Sudevi Mukherjee-Gothi, Partner

Time:

1pm – 4pm

Location:

Online

Program Price Per Session:

TAS Members: Regular: $269.00 + Tax | Discount: $201.75 + Tax*
Non-Members: Regular: $399.00 + Tax | Discount: $299.25 + Tax*

*The Advocates’ Society is pleased to offer a 25% discount on this program for all lawyers who practise as sole practitioners, or in firms smaller than 5 lawyers, and government lawyers (including lawyers who work for legal aid clinics).

Accreditation

This program contains 1.0 Professionalism Hour and is eligible for up to 2.0 Substantive Hours.

Let’s Talk About Death…of a Business Owner

Peel Law Association

Nobody likes to think about death, but business owners need to actually plan for death. Join the Peel Law Association to find out about the importance of succession planning for business owners, whether they are sole proprietors, partnerships or corporations.

This session will discuss:

  • Plans, wills, assets and accounts
  • Business accounts
  • Privately-held corporations
  • What happens to a business after the owner dies?
  • What happens to shareholders?
  • How to protect loved ones
  • The digital afterlife of a business owner

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Andreea Muth, Lawyer

Time:

4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location:

Online – Zoom

Program Price:

PLA Member: $50* | Non-Member: $75*
*plus applicable taxes

Accreditation

This session will contain a total of 1.0 Substantive Hour toward the Law Society of Ontario – Continuing Professional Development requirements (CPDs).

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Section 85, 86 and 51 Rollovers – What You Need to Know

OBA | Business Law Program

Working with start-ups? Advising business owners looking to transition their business structures or prepare for a sale? Then you need to understand rollover possibilities and risks. Join the Ontario Bar Association for a refresher course on Income Tax Act (ITA), section 85, 86 and 51 rollovers. Which section should you use and when? What are the legal and tax implications and requirements for each? In other words, learn everything you wanted to know about sections 85, 86 and 51 of the ITA, but were afraid to ask.

Sections 86 and 51 of the ITA are most commonly used in estate and/or sale planning for private-company shares. Join our expert panel as they discuss the following: What are the requirements for each? Why might it be beneficial to use one over the other in certain situations? What are the implications of each type of rollover for your client?

Section 85, commonly referred to as the rollover section of the Act, can be used in a multitude of ways. For example, the section enables you to: turn a proprietorship or a partnership into a corporate entity; transfer shares to a corporate entity as part of a family business re-organization or you can use this section to move surplus cash, exposed in an operating company, into a holding company away from creditors. The best part, Section 85 enables you to do all of this with no direct tax consequences for your clients.

Register today to increase your ability to spot opportunities to further your client’s business interests.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Andreea Muth, Lawyer

Time:

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Location:

Online

Program Price:

CBA Member: $234* | CBA Student Member: $91* | Non-Member: $343*
*plus applicable taxes

Accreditation

This program contains 3h of Substantive Content.

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What Business Law, Not-for-profit and Charity Lawyers May Have Missed Over the Summer

OBA | Business Law, Charity and Not-For-Profit Program

There have been lots of changes since the beginning of 2023: Bill 91, Less Red Tape, Stronger Economy Act, 2023 passed third reading in May and these changes will come into effect on October 1st, 2023; an interesting case out of Saskatchewan seems to have caught everyone’s eye and has been in the news; and practice management requirements impose additional burdens on lawyers (including identification and verification requirements relating to clients and lawyers).

Hear about the latest updates and legislative developments in Ontario (including recent changes to electronic meetings, electronic record-keeping and some potential unforeseen consequences), discuss practical tips to avoid inadvertent non-compliance, and a case law update.

Stay ahead of the game by gaining practical insights for dealing with these developments as they arise for your clients. Register now to secure your spot.

Pallett Valo Speaker:

Andreea Muth, Lawyer

Time:

12pm – 1pm

Location:

Online

Program Price:

CBA Member: $60* | CBA Student Member: $32* | Non-Member: $110*
*plus applicable taxes

Accreditation

This program contains 0.5 Professionalism Hours and is eligible for up to 1.0 Substantive Hours.

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