"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.
Services We Provide
The Ontario New Home Plan – How to Practically Manage and Navigate the System for Condominium Corporations. Part 2 of 3: Tarion Perspectives
In this article, we explore the different perspectives at the Tarion table.
|The Invisible Participant|
When mediation is “sold” as a dispute resolution process, we are often told that there is nothing to lose. Highlighted is the chance to participate with the parties you are in conflict with and work together to find a resolution. Through creative "outside the box" thinking, additional options appear and it is suggested that the possibilities for resolution are endless. In the world of condominium conflict, this is not the case.