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    November 30th, 2017
    8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Hamilton Convention Centre
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  • Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

    November 2nd, 2017
    9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel | Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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  • Employment Law Seminar

    November 16th, 2017
    2;00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge | John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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Real Estate Subcommittee

Real Estate Subcommittee Mandate 

The Hamilton Law Association's Real Estate Subcommittee exists to advise on matters pertaining to Real Estate that are relevant to the HLA Board or Committees, and Hamilton area Real Estate lawyers.  The subcommittee meets six times per year on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. at the John Sopinka Court House in the 5th Floor Boardroom.  Those interested in joining the committee are invited to contact the Chair.

2017-2018 Subcommittee Members:

Looking for an opinion or guidance on a real estate matter?  The following members of the HLA Real Estate Subcommittee are available by phone or email:    

Li Cheng, Li Cheng Professional Corporation 289-639-8080 li@lcheng.ca
Maria DurdanSimpsonWigle Law LLP 905-528-8411 durdanm@simpsonwigle.com
David A. Elliot, Agro Zaffiro LLP 905-527-6877  delliot@agrozaffiro.com
Mark R. Giavedoni, ESB Lawyers LLP 905-523-5666  mgiavedoni@esblawyers.com
Brian HurrenInch Hammond Professional Corporation 905-525-4481 hurren@inchlaw.com
John O. Krawchenko, Krawchenko Law 905-546-0525  jok@krawchenkolaw.com
Thomas Lazier, Ross & McBride LLP 905-526-9800  tlazier@rossmcbride.com 
W Patric Mackesy, Mackesy Smye LLP 905-525-2341  mackesy@mackesysmye.com
John P. Millar, Millar, Alexander 905-528-1186  millaralexander@on.aibn.com
Tony Smits, Smits Groves LLP 289-895-8162 tony@smitsgroveslaw.com
Bruno Uggenti, Campbell Mihailovich Uggenti LLP 905-318-7717 bruno@cmulaw.com 

To speak to an HLA staff person regarding the Real Estate Subcommittee, please contact:
, Event Coordinator
tel: 905-522-1563, email:

HLA Real Estate Events

The Real Estate Subcommittee welcomes suggestions and ideas for future seminar topics.  Please contact the Subcommittee Chair as noted above.


November 02

Sub.:3.0h Prof.: 1.0h

Emerging Issues in Real Estate Seminar

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel Hamilton - Grand Ballroom
(116 King Street West, Hamilton)


For more information, please contact Kristjana Frani at 905-522-1563.

Best Practices

Standardized Real Estate Documents *NEW

At the 2017 May Plenary of the Federation of Ontario Law Associations, the below standardized real estate closing documents were endorsed by all 46 County Law Associations in the Province of Ontario, including The Hamilton Law Association. We encourage the use of these documents on residential real estate transactions created pursuant to an OREA standard form of contract. The rationale document supporting the use of these documents can be found at www.lawyersworkinggroup.com and the use of standardized documents for these transactions has been strongly encouraged by LawPRO and the current Director of Titles.

Non-Resident Speculation Tax *NEW

New Housing Rebate Forms

Canadian Bankers Association

Other Resources & Practice Aids