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.