Conference Speaker

Armand Conant, B.Eng, LL.B., D.E.S.S. (Sorbonne)

Shibley Righton LLP

Speaker 5A

Armand heads up the condominium law department of the full service law firm of Shibley Righton LLP, and represents numerous condominium corporations of all types across Ontario.

Armand resides in Toronto, is a Past-President of the Canadian Condominium Institute (Toronto), where he also serves on its Board of Directors and is Chair of the joint ACMO and CCI (Toronto) Legislative Committee, which has prepared and submitted an extensive legislative brief to the Ontario government with recommendations for changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”).

Armand is a member and past Chair of the joint CCI (Toronto)/ACMO Government Relations Committee. He is also a member of CCI National’s Government Relations Committee and prepared all 3 editions of the CCI National publication “Canadian Condominium Legislation – A Coast to Coast Comparison”, which compared condominium legislation of every jurisdiction across Canada. 

Armand is also a recipient of the President's Award from ACMO.

Armand has been on all the government committees involved in the reform of the Act and was one of 11 people from across Ontario appointed to the government's Expert Panel that conducted the final analysis of the Act and submitted its report on recommended changes.

Armand has written numerous articles for such publications as ACMO’s “CM Condominium MANAGER”, CCI(T)’s “the Condovoice”, “Humber Happenings”, “Condominium Law Letter”, “Canadian Real Estate”, “Real Estate News”, "The Lawyers Weekly" and "CondoBusiness".  Armand has also represented condominium corporations and lenders on financings to condominium corporations.

He also lectures at CCI(Toronto)’s Directors’ courses, and has lectured at Humber College on various aspects of condominium law.  In addition, Armand presents and speaks at various condominium conferences, including the annual ACMO/CCI Conference, PM Expo, SpringFest and the Toronto Condo Show, and has appeared on television and radio shows to discuss condominium and real estate issues.

Armand is the first lawyer in Ontario to be appointed by the Superior Court as a full Administrator (appointed under the Act), to take over all the duties of the Board of Directors of, and run, troubled corporations. He is presently the Administrator of 2 of the 14 condominium corporations in Ontario under administration.

Armand combines his legal education and engineering degree with the hands on experience of having been on the steering committee and then board of directors of a 276 unit condominium corporation for over 5 years. He has extensive condominium, real estate, litigation and business law experience. Having received a Master of Law degree from the Sorbonne (France), Armand is also bilingual.