Foreclosure Practice 2013

Course Date: May 24, 2013

Total: 5h 52min


Andrew A. Bury — Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver
Lindsay D. Goldberg — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Procedural Overview

  • demand
  • acceleration and reinstatement
  • commencement of proceedings
  • what relief to seek

Andrew A. Bury — Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver

Order Nisi

  • parties and service
  • gathering evidence
  • terms of relief
  • the court application and the order

Geoffrey Thompson — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Order for Conduct of Sale and Order Approving Sale

  • timing and parties
  • sales to a party, appraisals, and bids
  • relief and the process after an order is made

Robert J. Ellis — Ellis, Roadburg, Vancouver

Networking Break

Order Absolute

  • the application
  • extension of the redemption period
  • effect of the Order Absolute and re-opening

Lindsay D. Goldberg — McMillan LLP, Vancouver

Mortgage Enforcement on Aboriginal Lands

  • modifications to your foreclosure practice involving reserve lands
  • how land searches are different over reserve lands
  • how filing of foreclosure proceedings are different for reserve lands
  • the types of mortgage interests you will be foreclosing on reserve lands
  • how the Indian land registry system is different from the land title Torrens system

Tom R.I. Dusevic — Dusevic & Co., Burnaby

Networking Lunch Break


  • between mortgagees
  • effect of other charges and fixtures
  • government claims and judgment creditors

Mark R. Davies — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

Subordinate Chargeholders

  • when to start foreclosure proceedings
  • when to apply for conduct of sale and how to keep it
  • what is the effect of a forbearance agreement by the first chargeholder
  • the effect of s. 28 Property Law Act on subsequent advances
  • marshalling
  • rights of assignment: how to evaluate and manipulate what is being assigned
  • rights of redemption: when and how much
  • orders for receivers: who is responsible for repairs to the property
  • bill of costs: what can a subordinate chargeholder challenge; examination of the first chargeholder’s accounting

Brian C. Markus — Brian C. Markus Law Corporation, Vancouver

Networking Break

Civil and Criminal Forfeiture

  • statutory authority
  • case law
  • practice considerations

Civil: Peter D. Ameerali — Ministry of Justice, Victoria
Criminal: Raymond D. Leong — Public Prosecution Service of Canada, Vancouver

View from the Bench

  • what the registry likes (and does not like)
  • what a master likes (and does not like)
  • best practices for managing your files

Master Peter Keighley — Supreme Court of BC, New Westminster

Concluding Remarks

Andrew A. Bury — Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, Vancouver
Lindsay D. Goldberg — McMillan LLP, Vancouver