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The Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) is a highly technical piece of legislation, demanding a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements. Failure to comply with the PPSA can have serious and costly consequences for your clients. This must-attend annual PPSA event is designed to help you get 'up to speed' in one intensive program.

Your clients are relying on you to protect their security interests. Are you prepared?

The Ontario Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) is complex and requires a sophisticated understanding in order to successfully navigate – and maximize the benefits – of its highly technical rules and requirements.

Back for its 20th year OsgoodePD’s practical and intensive one-day PPSA program is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of what you need to know to properly navigate the various complexities of the PPSA to protect your client’s security interests. Highly experienced practitioners will take you through the PPSA and some common pitfalls, using practical examples and “hands-on” exercises to help you succeed when utilizing this complex legislation.

This course will cover:

  • Overview of the PPSA – the “what”, “when” and “how” of attachment
  • Principle elements of financing statements, acknowledgments 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
  • Basic elements of an opinion: enforceability, creation of a valid security interest perfection, and more


Program Chairs

  • Richard Borins, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Benjamin Leith, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Faculty Includes

  • Liliana Carpico, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Noel Chow, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Daniel Cipollone, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Dan Dedic, Goodmans LLP
  • Damilola (Dami) Katibi, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Suzana Lobo, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Meaghan Obee Tower, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Amanda Plastina, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Natalie Renner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 90 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations, Substitutions and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Technical Support

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

Date Recorded

November 13, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

December 10, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Newly Licensed (2016-2019) Program: $397.50 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers whose practice includes:
    • financial services and banking,
    • bankruptcy and insolvency,
    • corporate/commercial, or
    • real estate law
  • In-house counsel with companies engaged in transactions or secured lending
  • Law clerks and paralegals who prepare PPSA filings, conduct PPSA searches and examine PPSA response certificates
  • Professionals who engage with the PPSA, secured lending or assets involving security

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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