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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

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

For boardroom and multi-purchase rates, please email us.
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


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.


Have a question? Read our FAQs.

Technical Support

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

Date Recorded
         April 30, 2019

Program Details

Date & Time

May 30, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT


Web - Replay

Fee per Delegate

$525 + 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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