Program Chair(s)

Richard Borins

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Benjamin Leith

Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Your clients are relying on you to protect their security interests. Are you prepared?

Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) is a highly technical piece of legislation, demanding a detailed understanding of its rules and requirements. Failure to comply can have serious and costly consequences for your clients. This must-attend PPSA event is designed to help you get ‘up to speed’ in one day. The PPSA is complex and requires a sophisticated understanding in order to successfully navigate – and maximize the benefits – of its highly technical rules and requirements.

Back for its 21st year! OsgoodePD’s practical and interactive PPSA skills program is designed to give you a thorough understanding of what you need to know to properly navigate the complexities of the PPSA to protect your client’s security interests. Highly experienced practitioners will take you through the PPSA and some common pitfalls, using practical examples and “hands-on” exercises to help you succeed when navigating this complex legislation.

What You’ll learn

Overview of the PPSA – the “what”, “when” and “how” of attachment

Principal elements of financing statements, acknowledgements and searches

Differences in PPSA legislation in the common law provinces

How to examine a PPSA response certificate

Exceptions to the “first come, first served” priority rules

Fundamental registration issues and relevant case law

Key elements of the Securities Transfer Act, 2006, and taking security in investment property

Real property issues and the PPSA

Basic elements of an opinion: enforceability, creation of a valid security interest perfection, and more

Who Should Attend

Lawyers whose practice includes:

  • financial services and banking
  • bankruptcy and insolvency,
  • corporate/commercial
  • real estate law

In-house counsel, executives and professionals involved with companies engaged in transactions or secured lending

Law clerks and paralegals who prepare PPSA filings, conduct PPSA searches and examine PPSA response certificates

Professionals who engage with the PPSA, secured lending or assets involving security


Program Chairs

Richard Borins

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Benjamin Leith

Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP



 View the program brochure and agenda to see what you’ll learn from leading experts.


Available course sections

Recorded: Nov 12, 2020

$795 + HST

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