Lawyers, Guns and Money

April 24, 2024 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM - TBD 2024-04-24 07:00 PM 2024-04-24 09:00 PM Lawyers, Guns and Money TBD America/New_York

Lawyers, Guns and Money, is CCI Eastern Ontario Chapter’s mid-winter seminar that is a review of some of the past year’s most important condominium court decisions.  Watch this rapid-fire session and hear from renowned legal minds and industry leaders. There’s always plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion about these court decisions and other areas of condominium law.  

You can’t afford to miss it!

Event Details


Richard Elia, B.Comm., LL.B., LL.M. (ADR), A.C.C.I.
Elia Associates


Richard has been involved in condominium law for over 20 years.  He opened Elia Associates in 2001. 

Richard holds a Masters of Law with a focus on Appropriate Dispute Resolution and the “A.C.C.I.” - Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute - designation, which is the country’s only condo-specific designation for condominium professionals. This designation evidences Richard’s extensive condominium knowledge. 

Richard has contributed to condominium-related legislative initiatives surrounding the creation, review and implementation of both Bill 38, which became the Condominium Act, 1998, and Bill 106, Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015.  He created and led a Joint Government Relations Committee, which was comprised of representatives from the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario, all Ontario chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute and other condominium stakeholders across the province in developing a dispute resolution model to specifically address community conflict in condominiums.  Before its submission to the Government of Ontario, the model was endorsed by all Ontario chapters of the Canadian Condominium Institute, the ADR Institute of Ontario and the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (who recognized Richard as their 2012 Associate of the Year for his contribution).

Richard has written extensively and has spoken across the province at a variety of courses, seminars and conferences about condominium issues.

Richard is passionate about condominium education.  He readily volunteers his time to increase awareness amongst condominium unit owners in the belief that an engaged and informed approach will serve to better manage community-based conflict and will help build stronger condominium communities.


Christy Allen, LCCI, LL.B., A.C.C.I.
Davidson Houle Allen LLP


Christy is one of the founding partners of Davidson Houle Allen LLP.

She provides a full range of corporate and litigation services to condominium directors, managers, owners, and insurers. She also represents co-tenancy associations, and gives advice with respect to co-tenancies’ governing documents.

Christy’s work includes building deficiency actions, proceedings involving difficult owners and tenants, collection and lien proceedings, including power of sale, as well as matters involving the enforcement of property rights. She also has extensive experience with the Tarion Warranty process (including Appeals of Tarion’s conciliation decisions) and is actively involved with the Tarion Subcommittee to the Canadian Condominium Institute. She has appeared on behalf of her clients before the Superior Court of Justice (including the Small Claims Court), the Ontario Court of Appeal, and various administrative tribunals.

Christy is compassionate and personable. She enjoys finding solutions for people, given their circumstances, and doing so in an efficient and practical manner. She relishes the challenge of having a new problem to solve, and developing creative ways to tackle it. Most rewarding of all for Christy is the opportunity to have a direct impact on her clients’ lives.

Christy’s number one priority outside of work is her family. She also enjoys hiking, skiing, and playing soccer, which she has done from a very young age.


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