Armand Conant

Armand Conant
FIRM:
Shibley Righton LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Real Estate
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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 Posts

Affordability of condo corporation insurance a growing crisis

A growing number of condo corporations are struggling to get reasonable insurance coverage, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

Condo unit owners not always king of the castle

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision highlights the restricted rights that condominium unit owners have to renovate compared with traditional freehold homeowners, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

Condo corporations can access units without owner approval

Owners cannot prevent condominium corporation representatives from entering their units if they are fulfilling the corporation’s duties under the Condominium Act and if reasonable advance notice has been given, says Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant. Read more

The history, implications of condo reform in Ontario

In many ways, the condominium industry was a victim of its own success, Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant tells #WeSpeakCondo. Read more

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