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  • The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance
    Program Date:
    October 10-11, 2018

    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending and Debt Finance

    Table of Content

    Program Date: October 10-11, 2018


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    The Canadian Debt Financing Market – An Overview
    Renee Ho,
    Director, Loan Syndications, TD Securities
    Tim Murray, Managing Director, Corporate Banking, RBC Capital Markets
    Mark Saraiva, Director, Loan Syndications, Corporate Banking, CIBC Capital Markets

    Tab 2
    Working with the Commitment Letter and Term Sheet
    Stephanie Robinson, 
    Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Capital Markets – Corporate Banking, BMO Financial Group

    Tab 3
    Conducting Effective Due Diligence
    David Ferris,
    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

    Tab 4
    Negotiating and Drafting the Credit Agreement
    Eric Belli-Bivar,
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
    Don M.E Waters, McMillian LLP

    Tab 5
    Taking Effective Security
    James Padwick,
    Wildeboer Dellelce LLP
    Courtney Wilson, Stikeman Elliott LLP

    Tab 6
    A Practical Understanding of the ISDA Master Agreement and Schedules
    Alison Beer, 
    Legal Counsel, Ontario Securities Commission, Derivatives Branch
    Lisa Mantello, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    Tab 7
    Asset- Based Lending (ABL)
    Dan Flaro, CFA,
     SVP, Country Executive, MB Business Capital Canada Inc.
    Howard Silverman, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

    Tab 8
    Equipment Lease Financing in Today’s Loan Transactions

    John Estey, President, Stonebridge Lease Financing Corporation
    Jill Fraser, Aird & Berlis LLP

    Tab 9
    Priorities, Subordination Agreements and Intercreditor Agreements
    Chris Burr,
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Pat Forgione, McMillian LLP

    Tab 10
    Fintech & SaaS Secured Lending
    Joyce Bernasek,
     Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    David Rozin, Associate Vice President – Technology Banking, Business Services, National Bank of Canada

    Tab 11
    Providing Opinions: Tips and Traps – What Works, What Doesn’t 

    Michael Disney, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
    Francesca Guolo, Goodmans LLP
    Andrew McFarlane, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

  • The 13th National Administrative Law and Practice
    Program Date:
    October 1-2, 2018

    The 13th National Administrative Law and Practice

    Table of Content

    Program Date: October 1-2, 2018


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Overview of Key Developments In Administrative Law 2018: What’s New, What’s Important?
    Emily Lawerence,
    Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

    Tab 2
    Liability of Administrative Tribunals and Regulators: Exploring the Curious Case of Ernst [2017]
    Raj Anand,
    WeirFoulds LLP
    Steven M. Barrett, Goldblatt Partners LLP

    Tab 3
    Developments in Disability & Human Rights
    Mariam Shanouda,
    Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre

    Tab 4
    The Standard of Review 2008-2017: From Dunsmuir to Edmonton East (and Beyond)
    Nicholas McHaffie,
    Stikeman Elliott LLP

    Tab 5
    Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Justice Ethics, Part I
    Avvy Yao-Yao Go,
    Metro Toronto Chinese, and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
    Sean W. Hanley, Counsel, Constitutional Law Branch, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)
    Jean-Claude Killey, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP

    Tab 6
    Tribunal Reform: New, Emerging, Refurbished, Reimagined?
    Lorne Sossin,
    Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
    Ian Darling, Chair, Condominium Authority Tribunal
    Kim A. Mullin, Wood Bull LLP
    Gary Yee, Chair, Toronto Licensing Tribunal

    Tab 7
    The Duty of Fairness in a Changing World
    Kate (Glover) Berger,
     Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law and Faculty of the School of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, Western University

    Tab 8
    Reviewing Commercial Arbitration 

    Tom Curry, Lenzcner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP
    P.David McCutcheon, Dentons Canada LLP

    Tab 9
    The Open Question of Jurisdictional Questions
    Matthew Horner,
    Counsel, Ontario Human Rights Commission
    Brendan van Niejenhuis, Stockwoods LLP

    Tab 10
    Artificial Intelligence & Regulatory Law
    Aviv Gaon,
     Instructor, Legal Process, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
    Tomas van der Heijden, Legal & Product Lead, ROSS Intelligence

    Tab 11
    Nuts and Bolts of Administrative Justice Ethics, Part II

    Joseph K. Cheng, Senior Counsel, National Litigation Sector, Department of Justice (Canada)
    Lorne Sossin, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
    Voy T. Stelmaszynski, Ontario Labour Relations Board (Retired) (& Past President, Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR))

  • 7th Annual Recent Developments in Advanced and Complex Issues in Property &...
    Program Date:
    April 30, 2018

    7th Annual Recent Developments in Advanced and Complex Issues in Property & Equalization

    Table of Content

    Program Date: April 30, 2018


    Tab 1
    The Year in Review: The Most Significant Recent Judicial Decisions Affecting Property and Equalization Matters in Family Law
    Aaron Franks,
    Epstein Cole LLP
    Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP

    Tab 2
    What You Need to Know About Section 5 (6) Claims
    The Hon. Justice Kendra Coats,
    Superior Court of Justice
    Kathryn Hendrikx, Hendrikx Family Law

    Tab 3
    Make Mine a Double-Double (Double-Dipping Post-Halliwell)
    Matthew Krofchick,
    CPA, CMA, CBV, CMC, CFF, Krofchick Valuations
    Lorne H. Wolfson, Torkin Manes LLP

    Tab 4
    Expert Guidance on Experts
    The Hon. Justice R.John Harper,
    Superior Court of Justice
    Anna M. Barrett, BSc, CPA, CA, CBV, CFF, Marmer Penner Inc.
    Charanjit K. Gill, Jaskott Family Law Barristers
    Judith M. Nicoll, McInnis & Nicoll

    4A Standards for Valuation Reports

    4B Standards for Advisory Reports

    4C Standards for Expert Reports

    4D Standards for Limited Critique Reports

    Tab 5
    Recent Developments in the Law and the Risk Management Implications
    Yvonne Bernstein,
    Litigation Director and Counsel, LawPRO

    Tab 6
    Tackling Joint Family Ventures, Trusts and Other Equitable Remedies
    Sharon D. Davis,
    Sharon D. Davis & Associates
    Paul E. McInnis, McInnis & Nicoll

    Tab 7
    Tax Tips and Other Practical Strategies to Maximize What Your Clients Keeps and Minimize What They Pay
    Marie-Eve Gosselin,
    Thorsteinssons LLP
    Paula White, CPA, CA, CBV, Paula White Valuations

    Tab 10
    Note Paper

  • Ontario's New Construction Act: The Practical Guide to Implementing the Sweeping...
    Program Date:
    April 30, 2018

    Ontario’s New Construction Act: The Practical Guide to Implementing the Sweeping Changes

    Table of Content

    Program Date: April 30, 2018


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    The Construction Lien Act Reforms
    Howard Krupat,
    DLA Piper (Canada) LLP

    Tab 2
    The Prompt Payment Regime
    Glenn W. Ackerley,
    WeirFoulds LLP

    Tab 3
    Adjudication: Fast-Track Interim Binding Resolution of Payment Disputes
    Sharon C. Vogel,
    FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
    Geza R. Banfai, McMillan LLP

    Tab 4
    Practical Considerations: The Owner’s Perspective
    Glenn Clarke,
    Controller of Plant, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
    Jerry Paglia, Director, Procurement Office, The Regional Municipality of York
    Eric Tilley, Senior Vice President, Legal Services, Infrastructure Ontario

    Tab 5
    Practical Considerations: The Intermediate Payer’s Perspective
    Matt Ainley,
    Principal, Matt Ainley Inc.
    Yonni Fushman, EVP & Chief Legal Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
    Paul Raboud, Chair, Ontario General Contractors Association

    Tab 6
    Practical Considerations: The Ultimate Payee’s Perspective
    Matthew Alter,
    Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
    Howard Wise, Goodmans LLP

    Tab 7
    Supplementary Materials – The Global Prompt Payment Movement Arrives in Canada
    Bruce Reynolds,
    Singleton Urquhard Reynolds Vogel LLP

    Tab 8
    Notes

  • 15th National Symposium on Class Actions
    Program Date:
    April 26, 2018

    15th National Symposium on Class Actions

    Table of Content

    Program Date: April 26, 2018


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Procedural trends in Class Proceedings
    Matthew D.Baer,
    McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP

    Current Trends in Coordination of Multi-Province Cases
    Amanda M.Quayle,
    McDougall Gauley LLP

    Tab 2
    Third-Party Funding

    Class Action Funding
    Nicole Henderson,
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Andre Lesperance, Trudel Johnston & Lesperance
    Margaret Waddell, Waddell Phillips Professional Corporation
    Caroline Zayid, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

    Tab 3
    Offers to Settle – Merits and Certification

    “Spoiler of the settlement”: The role of bar orders in multi-defendant class actions
    Daniel M.Boone,
    Stewart McKelvey
    Jennifer L.Taylor, Stewart McKelvey

    Do Written Settlement Offers Fit the Class Action Mold? A Plaintiff’s Perspective
    Douglas Lennox,
    Klein Lawyers LLP
    Caitlin Goerke, Klein Lawyers LLP

    Tab 4
    Managing a Class Action: Defense Perspective
    Luciana Brasil,
    Branch MacMaster LLP
    Michael A. Eizenga, Bennett Jones LLP
    J.Kenneth McEwan, Q.C., McEwan Cooper Dennis LLP
    Catharine Moore, General Counsel, Department of Justice Canada
    Heidi Rubin, Senior Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Department, Bell Canada

    Tab 5
    Costs and Fees
    The Hon.Justice Ward K.Branch,
    Supreme Court of British Columbia
    Cheryl M. Woodin, Bennett Jones LLP
    Charles M. Wright, Siskinds LLP

    Costs Awards in Class Actions – General Principles and Recent Trends
    Cheryl M. Woodin,
    Bennett Jones LLP
    Jessica Starck, Bennett Jones LLP

    Towards Clarity: A Few Thoughts on the Dynamics of Counsel Fees
    Charles M. Wright
    Siskinds LLP
    Alex Dimson, Siskinds LLP

    Tab 6
    What Goes Around Comes Around: Lawyers Under Class Action Attack

    The Future of Class Actions – General Principles and Recent Trends
    David Sterns,
    Sotos LLP

    Lawyers Under Class Action Attack
    Peter Griffin,
    Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

    Privilege Issues in Class Actions Against Lawyers
    Marie-Andree Vermette,
    WeirFoulds LLP

    Tab 7
    Mock Arguments – Mega Fund Fees Approval Motion
    Patricia D.S.Jackson,
    Torys LLP
    David F. O’Connor, Roy O’Connor LLP
    The Hon. Justice Pierre-C. Gagnon, Superior Court of Quebec

    Tab 8
    Class Proceedings Reform
    Aneurin (Nye) Thomas,
    Executive Director, Law Commission of Ontario
    Brad W. Dixon, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Jeff W. Galway, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Craig Jones, Q.C., Associate Counsel, Branch MacMaster LLP, Professor of Law,
    Thompson Rivers University
    Reidar Mogerman, Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP

    Tab 9
    Judges & Class Actions: What’s Different? What’s New? What’s Bugging Us?
    The Hon. Justice Ward K.Branch,
    Supreme Court of British Columbia
    The Hon. Justice Chantal Chatelain, Superior Court of Quebec
    The Hon. Justice Edward M.Morgan, Ontario Superior Court of Justice

    Cour supérieure du Québec Nouvelle chambre des actions collectives Division
    d’appel de Montréal
    The Hon. Justice Chantal Chatelain,
    Superior Court of Quebec

    Tab 10
    Notes

  • The Evolution of Mediation - Where are We Going?
    Program Date:
    April 23, 2018

    The Evolution of Mediation – Where are We Going?

    Table of Content

    Program Date: April 23, 2018


    Tab A
    Agenda

    Tab B
    Faculty List and Biographies

    Tab 1
    Fitting the Forum to the Fight
    William Kaplan,
    Arbitrator & Mediator
    John Beaucage, BA, D.Litt., YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
    Susan M. Vella, Rochon Genova LLP
    Joyce A.G. Mitchell, Esq., Joyce A. Mitchell & Associates, P.C.

    Tab 2
    Mediation has Matured
    Paul M. Iacono,
    YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc.
    The Hon. Justice Gertrude F. Speigel, Ontario Superior Court of Justice
    Lee M. Jacobson, Esq., Jacobson Dispute Resolution
    Larry Banack, Banack Resolutions

    Tab 3
    Ethical Problems and Impasse
    The Hon. Warren K. Winkler, OC, O.Ont., QC,
    Former Chief Justice of Ontario, Mediator & Arbitrator
    Karin S.Hobbs, Hobbs Mediation, Utah

    Tab 4
    The Future of ADR: A Fireside Chat
    Jon Fidler, JD, C.Med.,
    M+F Mediation & Arbitration Services
    Lee Jay Berman, President, American Institute of Mediation
    J. Jay Rudolph, LLB. C.Med., C.Arb, Rudolph Mediation & Arbitration Services Inc.

    Tab 5
    Supplemental Materials
    Bennett G. Picker,
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

    Tab 6
    Notes

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