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The Personal Property Security Act is a highly technical piece of legislation demanding that those working it have a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements. Failure to understand and comply with the Act can have serious consequences for your clients.

Your clients are relying on you to protect their security interests. Are you prepared? The Personal Property Security Act is highly technical, and legal professionals who work with it must have a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements.

Now in its seventeenth year, OsgoodePD’s practical one-day PPSA program has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of what you need to know to properly protect your client’s security interests. Experienced practitioners will take you through the PPSA, using practical examples and “hands-on” exercises to help you navigate this complex legislation.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of the PPSA and the “what”, “when” and “how” of attachment
  • The principle elements of financing statements, acknowledgements and searches
  • Differences in PPSA legislation in the common law provinces
  • How to examine a PPSA response certificate
  • Exceptions to the “first come, first served” priority rules
  • Fundamental registration issues and relevant case law
  • Key elements of the Securities Transfer Act and taking security in investment property
  • Real property issues and the PPSA
  • The basic elements of an opinion: enforceability, creation of a valid security interest perfection and more



  • Richard M. Borins, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Ben Leith, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Michael Bertrand, Goodmans LLP
  • Liliana Carpico, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Amanda Fortuna, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Ben Leith, McCarthy Tetrault LLP
  • Suzana A. Lobo, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • D.J. Lynde, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Ian Mak, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Meaghan Obee Tower, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Natalie Renner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Peter Sullivan, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Group Discounts

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web-On Demand

Date Recorded
November 16, 2016
Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$695 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who practice in corporate/commercial law, financial services law, bankruptcy and insolvency law or real estate law
  • In-house counsel
  • Law clerks and paralegals who prepare PPSA filings, conduct PPSA searches and examine PPSA response certificates

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