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Harjot Atwal

Family Cottage: Registering real estate agreements on title, interfamily sales

  • March 02, 2021
  • Harjot Atwal

As part of a series of articles concerning the family cottage, Harjot Atwal writes about cottage real estate agreements (e.g., co-ownership agreements and rights of first refusal agreements) that can be considered for interfamily sales and for sales to outside third parties.

Real Property Law, Student Forum
Harjot Atwal, Beard Winter LLP

Family Cottage: How it can cause conflict, give rise to litigation

  • February 11, 2021
  • Harjot Atwal, Beard Winter LLP

This is the first in a series of articles concerning legal issues and challenges that families may face due to their ownership of cottages. This article focuses on estate litigation driven by family conflicts.

Real Property Law, Student Forum
Harjot Atwal - legal counsel, claims at FCT

Construction Financing vs. Writs of Seizure and Sale: who trumps who?

  • November 16, 2020
  • Harjot Atwal - legal counsel, claims at FCT

In a construction context, certain percentages of mortgage funds are advanced in stages as the different stages of construction and development are completed. If a writ of seizure and sale is filed after the mortgage was registered and the mortgagee was given notice of the filing, are the mortgage advances that are made subsequent to the writ’s filing subject to such a writ’s priority? This article considers this question by discussing the case 1842752 Ontario Inc. v. Fortress Wismer 3-2011 Ltd.

Real Property Law, Student Forum
 Harjot Atwal - legal counsel, Claims at FCT

Lender Options for Super-priority GST/HST Liens: Title insurance, litigation

  • October 08, 2020
  • Harjot Atwal - legal counsel, Claims at FCT

The author discusses the options a lender has to mitigate risks associated with super-priority GST/HST liens that can take priority over registered mortgages. Options such as obtaining title insurance that provides coverage against such risks and pursuing litigation are discussed.

Real Property Law, Student Forum
Bram Potechin

Q&A with Bram Potechin, OBA Award of Excellence in Real Estate Recipient

  • June 10, 2020

Bram Potechin, Partner, Merovitz Potechin LLP, is being honoured this year with the OBA Award of Excellence in Real Estate for his outstanding leadership and contributions to the field. Find out what motivates him and how he is making a difference in his area of practice in this candid Q&A.

Real Property Law, Student Forum