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

Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) is a highly technical piece of legislation, demanding a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements. Failure to comply can have serious and costly consequences for your clients. This must-attend PPSA event is designed to help you get ‘up to speed’ in one day.

The 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 21st year! OsgoodePD’s practical and interactive PPSA skills program is designed to give you a thorough understanding of what you need to know to properly navigate the 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 navigating this complex legislation.

This one-day program will cover:

  • Overview of the PPSA – the “what”, “when” and “how” of attachment
  • Principal 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, 2006, 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

Plus! Reinforce your PPSA skills during a live, practical Workshop (optional, live only/not part of program archive) where you will apply key provisions in thought-provoking client scenarios.

Can’t attend live? Catch-up anytime with new 120-day access to program content!


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
  • Russell Dufault, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Meaghan Obee Tower, Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Natalie Renner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • Nicole Sigouin, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP



Fees include attendance, program materials, and 120-day access to program archive. Group discounts and financial assistance are available.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

A group discount is only available when registration is received at the same time for all group members. Please inquire about group discounts.

Cancellations and Substitutions

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.


After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "View Program". Once you click "View Program" you will be forwarded to the Zoom meeting for the webinar. This will be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the content for 120 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.


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Technical Support

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

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alexandra Karacsony at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

November 12, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Online - Live, interactive

November 13, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Online - Live, interactive; not recorded/part of program archive

Online Replay 
December 10, 2020
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Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

Newly Licensed Rate (2017-Present): $397.50 + HST

Program + Workshop Bundle: $995 + HST

Newly Licensed Rate (2017-Present): $497.50 + 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
    • real estate law
  • In-house counsel, executives and professionals involved 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

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