Program Papers

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  • Development Agreements 101

    $55.00

    The development agreements contemplated under the Municipal Government Act are among the most important tools available to assist municipalities in Alberta with carrying out goals, objectives and responsibilities. This paper discusses the basics of development agreements, the nature of the contractual obligations of municipality and developer typically set out in those agreements, and their usual essential terms and conditions. The relevant sections of the Act are cited.

    This paper was presented at the Land Development Seminar in February 2014.

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  • Development Charges in Calgary – A View from the Dark Side

    $55.00

    Complementing Dick Haldane’s paper (61915.04), this author focuses on the experience of the “non-municipal side” relating to development charges, or levies, arising out of Municipal Development Plans, Area Redevelopment Plans, Area Structure Plans, Concept Plans and Development Permits. Specifically, the author looks at some of the industry issues from the perspective of the Calgary system and certain of its bylaws.

    This paper was presented at the Land Development Seminar in February 2014.

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  • Drifting Sands. The Art of Buying and Selling Unsubdivided Lands

    $55.00
    These materials are in two parts.  The first represents precedent clauses for use in an agreement for purchase and sale of unsubdivided lands, designed to respond to the issues that typically arise during the subdivision process.  The second part deals with development agreements and stop orders. It comments extensively on Focaccia Holdings and 1681625 Alberta Ltd. v Parkland Beach 2014 ABCA 132 and its implications for developers, lot purchasers, financial institutions and municipalities.
     
    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Commercial Real Estate seminar in May, 2015.
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  • Due Diligence: Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    $55.00

    When properly planned and executed, due diligence can reduce the likelihood of mistakes and unnecessary delays at closing, and ultimately result in tangible benefits to both the vendor and purchaser. This paper provides a step-by-step process to help commercial real estate lawyers thoroughly conduct due diligence. Precedents are included.

    This paper was presented at the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar in January, 2013.

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  • Environmental Considerations in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    $55.00
    This author discusses the basic environmental law principles that apply in a commercial real estate transaction, referring to the identification, allocation and management of the environmental risks that can arise.  He also touches on the financial considerations in a commercial deal involving contaminated land. Attached  are some sample environmental contractual provisions.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Commercial Real Estate seminar in May, 2015.
     
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  • Expropriation in Alberta

    $55.00

    In Canada, the term “expropriation” refers to the right to take real property and the reciprocal right of the owner to be compensated for the loss. The jurisdiction to take land in Alberta is found in a number of enabling statutes. This paper focuses on the process of expropriation employed by municipalities in exercising powers under the Expropriation Act, RSA 2000, c E-13. The author also discusses principles which govern compensation from a practical perspective and touches on the appeals process. 

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

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  • Family Farm Issues Program Materials

    This program explores a range of cross-practice issues that arise in the business of family farms. It reviews matrimonial property, estate planning, corporate structuring, and tax considerations in the context of the family farm. It also provides strategies and tips for lawyers working with farm-based clients.

  • Financing: Commercial Real Estate Transactions

    $55.00

    This paper presents practical suggestions for dealing with mortgage lenders to help lawyers estimate how much leverage they have for negotiating a better deal for their clients. The author discusses the following topics: negotiable elements in commitment letters, why lenders need commitment fees, estoppel certificate requirements, due diligence requests, mortgages and related security, third party reports and conditions precedent to funding, and borrower’s solicitor opinions. Precedents are included.

    This paper was presented at the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Seminar in January, 2013.

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  • Foreclosures from the Defendant’s Position

    $35.00

    This paper was presented at the Update 2011 seminar held in May of 2011. The author of this paper discusses foreclosures of conventional and insured mortgages from the position of defendant’s counsel, including defences to foreclosure and advising a client facing a deficiency judgment.

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  • Foreign Ownership of Land Regulation Overview

    $65.00

    The purpose of the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulation, Alta Reg 160/1979, is to observe and control the amount of agricultural and recreational farm land acquired by non-Canadians. The Foreign Ownership of Land Regulation has only been discussed in passing in a handful of cases. As such, it can be difficult to navigate in practice. This paper provides an overview of the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulation and how it relates to the practical application of real estate transactions in Alberta. The author discusses a variety of issues, including controlled lands and persons affected, corporate entities and disclosure requirements, the process for reporting acquisitions and dispositions, penalties, exemptions, and foreign land ownership restrictions in other provinces. Furthermore, the author provides practice tips throughout the paper.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 49th Annual Refresher: Real Estate from April 24 – 26, 2016.

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  • How Parenting Mediators Can Help Parties Rebuild Trust

    $65.00

    Author: Brad Mustard

    This paper reflects on the nature of trust breakdown and, with a blend of theory and practical advice, gives suggestions on how trust can be rebuilt by a parenting mediator in an effort to help parties develop a parenting plan.

    The paper examines the differences between interpersonal trust or interest based trust on one hand and procedural trust or calculus based trust on the other hand. The paper also discusses trust in the context of attribution theory.

    This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution program in Calgary on February 19, 2020 and in Edmonton on February 25, 2020.

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  • I Have a Claim for Title Insurance – Now What?

    $45.00

    After providing some background regarding the origins of title insurance in Alberta, this paper walks the reader through two scenarios that gave rise to claims for title insurance; one claim was honoured and the other was not. By distinguishing the facts of each case the author enables you to determine which cases will be eligible and which will not.

    This paper was drawn from materials presented at the 45th Annual Refresher Course – Real Estate seminar held in May 2012.

    Length: 13 Pages

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