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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchhill

Our Practice Areas
Our condominium law lawyers are a legal team with a breadth of experience in litigation, corporate law and condominium law, and all work together to facilitate providing you the best legal solutions for a condominium corporation.  Condominiums are not unlike a fourth level of government requiring democratic fairness, and reasonableness while operating within a balanced budget and a statutory framework.  Condominiums are also delicate as they require the management of material assets by a team created by the elected board (and other property management). It is critical that boards and property managers understand the legal parameters surrounding their actions in order for them to operate effectively.  We recognize that board of directors are comprised of individuals who care deeply about facilitating the well-being of their community, but who may still need the tools to carry out this mandate.  We provide the tools. 

Who We Are

Elia Associates, Professional Corporation, Barristers and Solicitors, is a unique law firm that focuses primarily on providing a full range of legal services to condominium corporations throughout Ontario, including common expense collection, Condominium Act (Ontario) interpretation, appropriate dispute resolution, civil litigation, Tarion warranty claims and day-to-day operation issues, such as rules, policy and procedure development and implementation.

From our condominium law focus, our team of lawyers is able to address corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, employment law, human rights law and real estate law matters both within and outside the condominium context. In addition to litigated dispute resolution, our lawyers are committed to finding the most appropriate dispute resolution method available, and to work with condominium corporations to address conflicts with a view to avoiding costly disputes.

Our Commitment

Elia Associates is committed to providing cost effective and practical legal solutions that meet the unique needs of a condominium corporation.  With our firm's enhanced legal expertise, we are better able to serve you in condominium law matters and in the complementary areas of civil litigation, employment, real estate, corporate, commercial, privacy and estates law.

Services We Provide

In the area of condominium law, we offer:

  • Declaration, By-law and Rule interpretation, amendment and enforcement
  • Comprehensive and customized common expense collection services
  • Construction deficiency and TARION advice for new condominiums
  • Policy and procedure development, including information management and enforcement policies
  • Complete negotiation, ADR and civil litigation services
  • Support for unit owners' and directors' meetings
  • Educational seminars, including director education and property management legal update

 

 

Latest Articles

NEWS: Marc Bhalla in live CCI Toronto presentation on AGMs

October 13, 2017

On October 12, 2017, the Toronto & Area chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute presented its first Facebook Live event. 

Our own Marc Bhalla moderated the discussion, which took place in the lobby of CCI Toronto's Condo of the Year recipient, and also featured condominium director Stephen Pollishuke, Lyndsey McNally and Joy Mathews.

The interactive discussion focused on "AGMs - Fans and Hecklers" and can be viewed in its entirety below...

 


 
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NEWS: Marc Bhalla in Condovoice

September 26, 2017

The Fall 2017 edition of Condovoice, the award winning publication of the Toronto & Area chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute, features an article by Marc Bhalla on page 25.

In his article, titled Manipulating Mediation, Marc sheds light on the loopholes that exist within the current system of mandatory mediation that applies to Ontario's condominiums and reviews the benefits of participating in the mediation process in good faith.

Read more...