Jonathan Fine has enjoyed a long and distinguished legal career in the field of condo law and is a nationally recognized and highly regarded condo lawyer and litigator. Jonathan’s experience is wide-ranging – he has acted for condominium corporations, unit owners, developers and mortgagees, and has been a condo unit owner and director, thereby gaining a thorough understanding of the rights, obligations and motivations all of these parties.
Jonathan strives to solve his clients’ problems in the most cost-efficient way. Litigation is the final option when other attempts have been unsuccessful.
Jonathan ’s approach to problem solving and his creativeness have earned him the respect of not only of his clients, but also of colleagues, judges, and opposing counsel. A retired judge called him a “visionary”.
There are no such things as half measures for Jonathan Fine. He fights for his clients’ rights and has a reputation as a condo lawyer and litigator who is tough, but fair. The degree of preparedness he puts into a client’s matter is unparalleled.
Jonathan has enjoyed many achievements during his career including:
- he was one of four founders of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and guided it as its President and a director in its formative years
- he was awarded the title of Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute (FCCI) in recognition of his accomplishments for CCI
- Jonathan has written papers, essays and blogs on many aspects of condo law and has spoken at, and hosted numerous condo law conferences and seminars
- he was a featured monthly columnist with the Condominium Magazine for ten years
- Jonathan created and hosted a live, TV talk show on condo law called “Condo Call-In”
- he has been an instructor for the Law Society of Upper Canada in its Bar Admission Course.
- he has also been an instructor and trial judge at the Intensive Trial Advocacy course
- Jonathan was only the second Canadian lawyer to be selected for membership into the Community Association Institute’s College of Community Association Lawyers. The College of Community Association Lawyers acknowledges lawyers who have distinguished themselves though contributions to Community Association Law, committed themselves to high standards of professional and ethical conduct, and who have actively promoted consumer education and professional development.
In addition to his busy practice, Jonathan is an avid golfer and has written two books on the mental aspect of the game of golf, as well as several books on coaching hockey.