Annual Report 2015/2016

  • August 18, 2016

Submitted by Section Co-Chair, Maxwell Carroll

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held:6

November 24, 2015
Guest Speaker: Ian Dixon - City of Vancouver
Meeting Title/Topic: Vancouver City’s New By-law Regulating Marijuana Dispensaries
Synopsis: Ian Dixon provided an overview of the City of Vancouver's proposed regulations on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.

March 30, 2016
Guest Speaker: Stephanie Axmann - McCarthy Tetrault LLP.
Meeting Title/Topic: Recent developments related to the law of Aboriginal title
Synopsis: Stephanie Axmann gave an overview of recent developments related to the law of Aboriginal title.

March 02, 2016
Guest Speaker: Ron Usher - Notaries, Karen Carteri – McMillan LLP and Ross McGowan – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Meeting Title/Topic: Panel discussion regarding the recent decision of the BC Court of Appeal in Lin v. CIBC Mortgages Inc
Synopsis: The Panel provided insight into the decision of the BCCA in Lin v. CIBC Mortgages Inc. and implications of the decision on real estate transaction practice in BC.

January 20, 2016
Guest Speaker: Peter Anderson - Boughton Law Corporation and Ross McGowan - Borden Ladner Gervais
Meeting Title/Topic: Leasing Tips and Traps for Solicitors
Synopsis: Peter and Ross gave an overview of typical issues in commercial leasing and issues related to doing business with Medical Marijuana dispensaries.

October 28, 2015
Guest Speaker: Cornel Peana - Claims Counsel, Travellers’ Insurance.
Meeting Title/Topic: Overview of the New Home Warranty Program
Synopsis: Cornel provided a summary of the application of the New Home Warranty Program and common issues in connection therewith.

June 8th, 2016
Guest Speaker: Bret Conkin - Crowdfund Suite and Alixe Cormick - Venture Law Corporation
Meeting Title/Topic: Real Estate Crowdfunding
Synopsis: Bret and Alixe provided an overview of the use of Crowdfunding in Real Estate Transactions and current trends.

Comments and Observations of the Chair

This year the Section was determined to increase attendance to meetings. To do so, we reached out to members and changed the format of Section meetings from evening to lunch. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Section Executive members if there are additional changes that would make attendance more convenient for you or to increase the value of the Section to its members.