Joseph is a fearless advocate and strategic lawyer for his clients. He is well versed in all areas of condominium law, including complicated turnover issues, common element deficiencies and Tarion proceedings, shared facility and noise disputes, litigation regarding common expense arrears, enforcement of condominium documents, amending declarations and descriptions, and oppression applications.
As a condominium unit owner and investor, Joseph is sensitive to the costs of litigation while cognizant of the value provided to condominium corporations and their unit owners through effective advocacy. His practice is result driven, practical and cost sensitive. Joseph has successfully represented numerous condominium corporations at mediations, arbitrations and court proceedings. Joseph has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario.
Joseph is experienced in pursuing and defending a wide range of litigation matters that may arise in the lifetime of a condominium corporation including construction liens, defamation and slander lawsuits, contentious requisition meetings, wrongful dismissal claims and insurance matters.
Joseph is an active member in various industry organizations including the Canadian Condominium Institute — Toronto and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.
- Joseph has written for or been cited in the following publications:
- Law Times
- Condominium Manager
- condoreporter.com, the Lash Condo Law Blog
Despite Joseph’s knack for strictly enforcing condominium corporations’ rules, he has been a complete failure with enforcing “bedtime” with his three daughters and relies on his “better half” to ensure timely and effective enforcement.
Latest Blog Posts by Joseph:
As the fall season winds down and we battle our second major snowstorm, a long winter seems probable. Condominiums should ensure they are well prepar…
Effective January 1, 2020, the maximum amount permitted to be claimed in Small Claims Court will increase from $25,000 to $35,000. Right now, any amou…
It is not uncommon for owners to associate and identify their condominium with the marketing/project name the developer provided for the condominium p…
Condo owners should take notice of the recent decision of the Condominium Authority Tribunal (“CAT”), Tonu Orav v. York Condominium Corpor…