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:
Court Decision – Suing Individual Board Members
When a unit owner feels it is necessary or warranted to sue their own condominium…
City of Toronto Enforcement of Mask Policies in Condominiums
Lash Condo Law’s Natalia Polis was a guest on Zoomer Radio today discussing enforcing municipal…
Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Sensitivity to Better Serve Condominiums
We have the privilege of representing many condominium corporations throughout the Greater Toronto Area and…
Condo Lawsuits – New Protocols for Snow and Ice Injuries
We previously blogged about insurance companies not wanting to provide coverage to snow and ice…
Honesty is the Best Legal Policy- Condo Court Decision
As children, we are taught (hopefully) that honesty is the best policy. All these years…
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…