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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

Basic Approach for Remote Signing

  • March 23, 2020
  • Prepared by Maurizio Romanin, Merredith MacLennan and Ian Speers

In light of the recent LSO directions regarding remote commissioning, we have put together an outline of an approach that real estate lawyers can consider when obtaining a remote signature from a client. This is not legal advice and has not been approved by the Law Society of Ontario but is rather offered as a resource.

Real Property Law, Student Forum
Gillian Fournie, partner, de VRIES LITIGATION LLP

Tenancy and Equitable Ownership – Not Mutually Exclusive

  • October 08, 2019
  • Gillian Fournie, partner, de VRIES LITIGATION LLP

When can a tenant also be an owner? This article looks at the recent case of Warraich v Choudhry et al, where the Superior Court answers that question, and examines a complicated landlord-tenant and co-owner relationship that engaged issues of oral agreements over land, contract interpretation, constructive trust claims, and accounting issues.

Real Property Law, Student Forum, Trusts and Estates Law

What Can You Do When There is a Delay in a Mortgage Discharge?

  • April 22, 2019
  • Raymond G. Leclair, Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO®) / Assurance LAWPROMD

The Canadian Bankers Association has a list of bank officials to contact regarding the discharge of mortgages, which will be routinely updated and was last updated on January 28, 2019.

Real Property Law, Student Forum