AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Maria Durdan is a Partner at SIMPSONWIGLE LAW and the Chair of the Condominium Practice Group, practicing primarily in Condominium Law 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 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

“When a client is having a tough time, knowing that they can depend on me for support.”

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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