AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Maria Durdan is a Partner at SIMPSONWIGLE LAW and the Chair of the Condominium Practice Group, practicing primarily in Condominium Law, Land Development and Administration. Maria supports over 675 of the firm’s residential, commercial and mixed-use condominium corporation clients throughout Ontario.  

Maria has obtained her Associate of Canadian Condominium Institute (ACCI) designation in law, which recognizes that Maria has achieved a high level of knowledge and skill of condominium law. Maria is the President of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), Golden Horseshoe Chapter, is co-chair of education committee for CCI, and is a Member of the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO). She frequently presents at seminars and writes on condominium-focused topics for CCI and ACMO.

Maria’s practice includes acting for developers in land assemblies, preparing applications and documentation for subdivision and condominium registration and site plan approvals as well as advising boards of directors and property managers on all areas of condominium law and administration including:

  • Preparation of declaration and bylaw amendments and interpretation, enforcement of rules, bylaw infractions, and attending owners and board meetings to address issues;
  • Contracts;
  • Land development;
  • Amalgamations;
  • Shared facilities agreements;
  • Common element alterations and section 98 agreements;
  • Financing;
  • Procedures for owners’ and board meetings; 
  • Liens.   

A PRACTICAL, PROACTIVE APPROACH

“My goal is to manage issues before they escalate into problems. My approach is to be proactive; to minimize risk and exposure to litigation.”

WHAT SETS MARIA APART

"Being responsive and giving solid and practical feedback in a timely manner is very important to me.”

THE BEST PART OF THE JOB

“Creating tailormade solutions for clients based on their individual needs and helping clients achieve their goals.”

AN INDUSTRY EDUCATOR

“Education and involvement in the condominium community are vital and key components of my practice.”

 

Admissions

  • Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2010

Education

  • LL.B., Windsor University, Faculty of Law, 2009
  • B.A. (Hons), McMaster University, 2005

Associations

  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute, Law
  • Vice President – Canadian Condominium Institute, Golden Horseshoe Chapter
  • Member – Canadian Condominium Institute Toronto
  • Member – Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario
  • Member – Hamilton Real Estate Subcommittee, The Hamilton Law Association

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