Real Estate Litigation 2019


Course Date: November 29, 2019

Full Course Materials
Total: 5h 19min
Total Ethics: 1h

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement

Simon R. Coval Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Layne Hellrung Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Litigating the Poorly Drafted Contract

  • the standard form contract of purchase and sale
  • subject clauses
  • ambiguity, inconsistency, and overlooked details
  • the lawyer's role
  • rules of interpretation
  • parol evidence
  • mistake and rectification
  • practice tips
  • actual contractual provisions
  • examples on how to manage things
  • get the file—figure out the end game early on
  • need judgment because courts can go either way
  • clause uncertain—how to fill in—find things in the factual matrix

Wesley J. McMillan  Allen / McMillan Litigation Counsel, Vancouver
Scott B. Twining Twining, Short & Haakonson, Vancouver

Certificates of Pending Litigation and Specific Performance

  • CPL: do's and don'ts
  • specific performance: when available and strategic considerations

Jordanna Cytrynbaum  Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation, Vancouver
Carey Veinotte Taylor Veinotte Sullivan, Vancouver

Break

Following the Money: Remedies in Real Estate Litigation

  • accounting and tracing
  • constructive trusts

Dan Parlow Kornfeld LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (Provided)

"Ready, Willing and Able": When the Seller Repudiates

  • must a purchaser show it was ready, willing and able at closing even though a vendor repudiates pre-closing?
  • must it show it is ready, willing and able at trial to get specific performance?
  • Norfolk v. Aikens and the subsequent cases

Simon R. Coval Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Partition of Property Act Update

  • when the Act applies and when relief is available
  • dealing with trust property
  • co-ownership or management agreements

Layne Hellrung Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

The Enforceability of Positive Covenants

  • running with the landan outdated concept?
  • principle versus precedentwhich wins?
  • form versus functiondancing on a pinhead?

Richard Olson  McKechnie & Company, Vancouver

Break

Mortgage Law Update

  • Leatherman: mortgages and limitations
  • Forjay Management Ltd.: what does your mortgage actually secure?

Sarah J. Nelligan Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
Kimberley A.  Robertson Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver

Real Estate Litigation: Questions and Answer Session

Simon R. Coval Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Layne Hellrung Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Closing Remarks

Simon R. Coval Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver
Layne Hellrung Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver