Armand Conant

Armand Conant
Shibley Righton LLP
Partner
Real Estate

Armand Conant, a partner with the firm Shibley Righton LLP in Toronto, focuses on condominium and real estate law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1975, before earning his Bachelor of Laws from McGill University in 1978 and his Master of Laws from the Sorbonne in 1984. Mr. Conant was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980.

As the head of the condominium law department of Shibley Righton LLP, Mr. Conant represents condominium corporations of all types in Ontario and has been on most of the government committees involved in the reform of the Condominium Act, 1998.

Under the Act, Mr. Conant is the first lawyer in Ontario to be appointed by the Superior Court as a full administrator to take over all the duties of the board of directors of troubled corporations. He has been appointed as an inspector, as well as acting as an arbitrator and mediator.

Mr. Conant is a director and a past president of the Canadian Condominium Institute (Toronto & Area Chapter) and chair of their legislative committee.  He is also chair of the Canadian Condominium Institute’s National government relations committee and is the author of all four editions of their publication comparing condominium legislation across Canada. 

In addition, Mr. Conant is one of the four founding directors of the newly created Condominium Authority of Ontario.

Fluent in French, Mr. Conant has written numerous articles for condominium and real estate publications and has lectured at Humber College, teaches condo directors, and is a frequent lecturer and public speaker on condo law.

Mr. Conant is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Lawyers Club, the Canadian Condominium Institute, and an associate member of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.

Armand Conant In The News
Conant supports fixing new home warranty program

Creating a separate regulator for builders of new homes is a “step in the right direction on many fronts,” Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Property management shortage could be brewing 'perfect storm'

A potential crisis is brewing as the shortage of qualified condo property managers intensifies, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Planned condo law changes uncertain since election

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells CondoBusiness magazine he’s hopeful the new Ontario government will follow through with changes to the Condominium Act that haven’t yet been proclaimed. Read more

CAO looking for feedback to continue to improve

Since it’s official launch, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) has been busy providing support to the condo community, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  writes in Condovoice magazine. Read more

Condo owners could face liability from short-term rentals

Some condominium corporations are struggling to address the growing popularity of short-term rentals, Toronto condominium lawyers  Armand Conant  and John De Vellis write in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Warranty coverage for condo conversions a boost to the industry

New warranty coverage will provide long-overdue protection for purchasers of converted condos, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Conant to speak at CCI information session

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will be speaking at an upcoming condo information session in London, Ont. Read more

Conant receives ACMO award for condo reform work

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  was recently presented with an award by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). Read more

Conant to speak at two condo information sessions

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant will discuss a variety of condo issues at two upcoming events. Read more

Airbnb-condo deal requires further study: Conant

A deal between Airbnb and a Toronto condominium — believed to be a first in Canada — should be carefully studied to understand the legalities, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant . Read more

Proposed legislation to enhance consumer protection: Conant

The provincial government’s plans to amend home warranty legislation is welcome and necessary, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant . Read more

Conant will talk about condo law at ALOC conference

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will speak at the annual Association of Law Officers of the Crown /Government of Ontario Educational Conference, being held in Niagara Falls. Read more

Reforms to condo regulations now a reality

After months of review and comment, the licensing of condominium managers and a number of other reforms to the Condominium Act, 1998  came into effect on Nov. 1, Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant writes in the Fall 2017 issue of Condo Voice . Read more

Helping condo legislation keep pace with growth

When Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  began in the condo industry more than 25 years ago, there were fewer than 1,000 condo corporations in the city. Read more

Conant to discuss reforms to the Condo Act at CCI-Toronto event

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will discuss reforms to the Condominium Act during an upcoming session of the Canadian Condominium Institute in Toronto. Read more

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