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In the increasingly complex world of property and equalization, mistakes can be critical – and costly. Are you able to advise with confidence?

This annual OsgoodePD program — designed and delivered by the leading family law experts – focuses on the more complex and challenging current and emerging issues in property and equalization. This is not a quick summary of the year in review. Rather, it is an in-depth analysis of the critical issues confronting the family law bar.

Let OsgoodePD’s experts provide you with the benefit of their insights and experience and answer your most pressing questions. Drill down on:

  • Critical caselaw update: The most significant cases you need to know about – and why
  • Tackling vexing tax issues, including Contingent Disposition costs
  • Unravelling complex valuation issues: goodwill, hindsight evidence; economic remuneration
  • Winning strategies for how to advance and defend Ontario Business Corporation Act claims in Family Court
  • Goodwill: What is it? Personal vs commercial? How should you value it?
  • What you need to know about Hindsight Evidence and when to use it in a business valuation
  • Top 10 practice pitfalls for family lawyers (and strategies to avoid them)

PLUS: Don’t Miss “A View from the Bench & the Trenches” – an interactive Q&A with experienced judges and senior family law practitioners



  • William Abbott, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • George Karahotzitis, Thomson, Rogers


  • The Hon. Justice R. John Harper, Superior Court of Justice
  • The Hon. Justice Frances Kiteley, Superior Court of Justice
  • Yvonne Bernstein, Litigation Director and Counsel, LawPRO
  • Georgina Carson, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Robert Centa, Paliare Roland Barristers
  • Aaron Franks, Epstein Cole LLP
  • Andrew Freedman, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, ASA, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps Canada Limited
  • Julie K. Hannaford, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • James Herbert, Chappell Partners LLP
  • Gary Joseph, MacDonald & Partners LLP
  • Paul Mandel, MBA CPA, CA CBV CFF, Partner RSM Canada
  • Charu Ruparelia, J K Hannaford Barristers
  • Bryan R. G. Smith, Lerners LLP


Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate 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 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.

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


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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:
Alison Hurst at AHurst@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

April 30, 2019 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
In Person and Webcast

Online Replay 
May 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register for Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$545 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Lawyers
  • General Practitioners practicing family law
  • Law Clerks

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Accredited By


“The speakers were first rate. Went beyond the papers to focus on practical issues and pitfalls for counsel…Struck the right note for senior counsel and those less familiar with family law concepts. Complex issues well explained and clarified.” 

Elisabeth Sachs, Elisabeth Sachs Law Office


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