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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.

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
  • Benjamin Leith, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

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.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

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 a link to the 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.


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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 15, 2017
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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“Great program! Would highly recommend it! The binder with the materials was critical to have. Thanks for the educational day.”– Laina Smith, Blaney McMurtry LLP

“What a fantastic and useful workshop. The course was able to unpack the PPSA and get the “theory” conveyed to the audience, but this workshop did a wonderful job of crystallizing how the PPSA applies in daily situations. The instructors provided a number of valuable practice points to assist. I would definitely recommend this workshop to future participants of the course as a valuable add-on.” – Anjlee Patel, Infrastructure Ontario

Very informative and great speakers who were able to get the key factors across. Great overall.” – Michael Galea, Trailcon Leasing Inc.

The speakers were very knowledgeable and accessible.” – Luc Maisonneuve, Maisonneuve & Associates