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
  • CondoVoice
  • CondoBusiness
  • 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:

Expansion of Disputes at Condominium Authority Tribunal- Fresh off the Press!

Fresh off the press, the Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has announced that…

Condo Tarion Warranty Claim Submissions and Conciliation

We have previously blogged about Ontario’s Emergency Order and its impact on various legal time…

Insurance Coverage for Condo Contractors- Slip and Fall

We previously blogged about the importance of maintaining the common elements in the winter with…

Short Term Rentals – Toronto Zoning Bylaw Upheld- Important Decision for Condos

The Divisional Court has just released its decision (https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onscdc/doc/2020/2020onsc3949/2020onsc3949.html) refusing to grant leave (i.e. permission)…

The Value of Committees in Condominiums

Amongst the common issues and themes raised at annual general meetings are (1) owners feeling…

Lack of Notice No Longer Fatal to Condo Claims – Fresh off the Press

Condo corporations are unique statutory creations with certain rights, abilities, and obligations, including commencing lawsuits.…

Condo As-built Drawings – Court Decision

The first board of directors of newly registered condo corporation, will often be faced with…

Condo Corporation 2020 to do list

The new calendar year brings lots of excitement, opportunities, and a sense of renewal for…

Condo Winter Maintenance- Liability

As the fall season winds down and we battle our second major snowstorm, a long…

Small Claims Court Claim Increase – Access to Justice or Opening the Floodgates?

Effective January 1, 2020, the maximum amount permitted to be claimed in Small Claims Court…