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
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 ... 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. The event is being hosted by the London and area ... 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). Conant, partner and ... 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. Conant, partner and head of the condominium law group ... 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 ... 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 . “Getting balance ... 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 ... 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, ... 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. There ... 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

Shibley Righton LLP creates 'powerhouse' condo law group

The condominium law group at Shibley Righton LLP  is pleased to announce the arrival of four lawyers from Miller Thomson LLP – a move that creates one of the largest ... Read more

Should condo board candidates be owners?

A debate has broken out over whether condominium directorships should be restricted to unit owners following allegations that several condo boards in the Greater Toronto Area have ... Read more

First phase of reforms set to affect condo directors, owners

Recent changes to condominium legislation represent a “brave new world” for the industry, with stakeholders hoping that new rules will significantly improve the ... Read more

Conant to discuss new condo legislation at CCI’s annual conference

Toronto condominium lawyer  Armand Conant  will discuss Bill 106,  Protecting Condominium Owners Act , at the 2017 Condominium Conference & Trade Show in ... Read more

Conant to discuss new condo legislation at SpringFest

Toronto condominium lawyer Armand Conant will provide an update on Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act , at the upcoming SpringFest in Toronto. Conant, partner ... Read more

Buyer protection, dispute resolution central to new condo laws

Following explosive growth in Ontario’s condominium industry over the last two decades, legislative changes are on the way that will hopefully help protect consumers in a ... Read more

Respect key to success of co-counsel arrangement

In certain matters, clients may benefit from a co-counsel setting where lawyers tackle different aspects of the case — but the success of these arrangements depends on ... Read more

Industry hoping for phasing in of new condo laws

Although their efforts may not be visible to the public, the government is hard at work at drafting the regulations for Bill 106 — which encompasses the Protecting ... Read more

Court-appointed administrator important tool for condo owners

Serving a role that is critical as a last consumer protection for unit owners, court-appointed administrators for condo corporations are, in the right circumstances, a friend ... Read more

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