Condominium Law

Encompassing all aspects of condominium development and management, as well as litigation matters, Cohen Highley acts for developers, Condominium Corporations, Condominium Boards, Property Managers and individual unit owners.

Our team provides a broad range of legal services relative to residential and commercial condominiums, from condominium development and conversions, through enforcement of liens, court enforcement proceedings and the purchase and sale of individual condominium units.

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  • Draft condominium declarations, by-laws, rules, and exclusive use agreements;
  • Provide legal and risk management advice to Condo Boards;
  • Avoid court through effective negotiations with unit owners, municipalities or board members;
  • Formulate and implement by-laws and rules to proactively address issues which typically form the basis for disputes;
  • Create leverage and assist in negotiations with third party suppliers such as contractors, property managers or governmental agencies;
  • Plan and implement condominium conversion strategies, both with municipalities and with occupants;
  • Ensure resolutions are properly drafted and implemented and review third party contracts;
  • Develop and implement risk management strategies to protect condo board members from liability for breach of statutory obligations under the Act;
  • Negotiate with municipalities for development or re-development approvals;
  • Represent clients in court proceedings to enforce by-laws, to defend corporations in litigation matters, and to enforce with the Condominium Act; and
  • Arrange for registration of by-laws, liens, title, descriptions and other real estate documentation.

Featured Lawyers & ParalegalsView All

Megan is a paralegal with the firm’s administrative law group, providing legal services and advocating exclusively for landlords at the Landlord and Tenant Board and the Small Claims Court throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Laura practises in the area of administrative law, including condominium, residential tenancies,municipal, planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax and accessibility law. Laura is a member and active contributor to numerous condominium, development and housing industry organizations.

Joe's main areas of practice include residential tenancies, municipal planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax assessment appeals. Joe has a wealth of litigation experience before a variety of boards, tribunals, and appellate courts. He is author of "A Practical Guide to the Tenant Protection Act".

Tyler practises in the corporate/commercial, real estate and estate planning department. He obtained an Honours of Business Administration degree with distinction in 2005. In 2006, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree. Tyler’s practice includes residential and commercial real estate transactions, estate planning, estate administration, incorporations and corporate transactions.

Josh is a commercial litigation lawyer with a primary focus on estate litigation, but also represents clients in contractual disputes, real estate disputes, commercial tenancy disputes, and construction law matters. His practice also includes wills and estate planning as well as advising and guiding executors through the estate administration process. Josh represents clients in defending…

Since her call to the Bar in 2009, Stephanie has spent her legal career working with condominium corporations, property managers and unit owners, assisting them with day-to-day condominium governance matters. Stephanie focuses on guiding her clients through disputes in a manner that promotes and fosters positive condominium communities.