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The Gowling WLG Condo Team

The condominium industry faces unique challenges associated with having to maintain a community while operating a business in the context of a much regulated industry. Gowling WLG’s specialized team has a wide range of experience in condominium law. We advise condominium corporations, directors, insurers, property managers, developers, owners and other key players on virtually all legal questions you need answered. Being a full service law firm, we are able to assist you with the governance of the corporation; compliance issues; disputes, litigation, mediation, and arbitration; planning and construction issues; real estate and development; and human rights as well as employment issues.

We invite you to contact any of the following professionals.

Rod is a bilingual lawyer with vast experience in condominium law, representing condominium corporations, directors, owners and property managers. He co-founded the Condominium Directors Group, a forum where directors can network and share knowledge and experience on key topic of interest. Rod is also an elected director at his own condominium. Rod has published numerous articles, has been often quoted in various condominium magazines and is regularly asked to speak on condominium issues to property managers, directors and lawyers. Rod is a former director of CCI-Eastern Ontario.

Joe is a bilingual lawyer in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office. His practice includes civil and commercial litigation, representing both individuals and corporations, with an emphasis on construction matters, commercial disputes, employment & labour and municipal affairs. The bulk of Joe’s practice is focused in the area of condominium law. He advises condominium corporations, unit owners, directors and property managers alike on a variety of matters, including document drafting and interpretation, enforcement proceedings, shared facilities disputes, collection of common expenses, governance and owners’ meetings. Joe is a member of the Ottawa Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute.

Graeme Macpherson



After both summering and completing his articles with Gowling WLG, Graeme joined up as an associate in the Ottawa office. His practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on condominium law. As a large part of his practice, Graeme advises and assists condominium corporations, unit owners, boards of directors and property managers with a number of matters including collections, disputes and the drafting/interpretation of governing documents.

Rosa Lupo is a partner in the Gowling WLG Waterloo Region office and a member of the Business Law Group. Rosa practises in all areas of real estate law, with an emphasis on purchase, sale and finance transactions. Rosa advises clients with respect to development, financing, leasing, purchase and sale of commercial and multi-residential projects. Rosa is actively involved in preparation and negotiation of complex agreements of purchase and sale, joint venture agreements, commercial agreements and security documentation.

Neena Gupta is a partner in Gowling WLG Waterloo and Toronto offices. Her practice focuses on a broad range of employment and human rights matters. Neena has advised a broad range of employers, from start ups to world-renowned multinationals, on all aspects of employment law, including employment policies, offer letters, compensation plans, cross-border employment and regulatory compliance in Canada. Neena regularly advises employers on both compliance and litigation involving the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Standards Act, 2001 (Ontario).

Lisa Frey is an associate in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office, practising as solicitor in condominium development, commercial leasing and a broad range of other real estate matters. Lisa is also well versed in condominium governance, having represented numerous strata corporations, strata owners and property managers on a variety of strata governance matters, such as drafting resolutions, financing of major repairs and special projects, and bylaw enforcement. Lisa is also a board member of the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute.