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Shibley Righton LLP’s condo law group expands

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prominent local condo lawyers Audrey Loeb and Armand Conant have teamed up under the Shibley Righton LLP banner. Loeb, along with Warren Kleiner, Patrick Greco and Megan Mackey, have left Miller Thomson LLP to become part of Shibley Righton LLP’s condo law group, which includes Conant, John De Vellis, Deborah Howden and Joel Berkovitz.

The move doubles the size of the firm’s condo law group and makes the condo law practice one of Toronto’s largest, according to a release announcing the news.

“I am thrilled to announce that we are welcoming such a talented, experienced group of condo law lawyers who will add more depth to our already-strong team,” partner Conant said in the news release.

Partner Loeb echoed Conant’s sentiments in the news release, saying, “[The move] affords our group an opportunity to form what we believe will be the pre-eminent condominium group in Ontario.

“The joining together of our two excellent teams will benefit all of our clients.”

Loeb and Conant are well-known condo law experts. Loeb wrote a guide to Ontario’s current Condominium Act (1998 version) and served on the expert panel that advised the provincial government on recent changes to the legislation. Conant also served on the expert panel and currently serves as an interim board director for the Condominium Authority of Ontario, a newly established non-profit corporation which will administer some of the recent legislative changes that will soon be brought into force.

Shibley Righton’s condo law group, which has full-service backing, advises condo corporations, boards of directors, owners and industry professionals.

Meanwhile, Miller Thomson announced Monday in a newsletter the return of Jason Rivait to its condo practice as a partner in the firm’s real estate group. Rivait, who previously worked at the boutique condo law firm Lash Condo Law, “will continue scaling his practice focused on representing condo corporations, developers and unit owners in all condo-related matters,” said the newsletter.

“He brings energy, fresh perspective and a deep commitment to timely client service, all of which will be central to taking the firm’s condominium practice in an exciting new direction,” the newsletter added.

Rivait sits on the Canadian Condominium Institute’s communications committee. He also teaches at Humber College, delivering the condo law course that is required to earn the Registered Condominium Manager designation.

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