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.

Ontario’s Personal Property Security Act (PPSA) is a highly technical piece of legislation, demanding a solid grasp of its rules and requirements. Failure to comply can have serious and costly consequences for your clients. This essential PPSA event is designed to help you get up to speed in one day.

Focused on the practical, OsgoodePD’s 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 and maximize benefits. Highly experienced practitioners will take you through the PPSA and 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

Real property issues and the PPSA

Fundamental registration issues and relevant case law

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

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

Plus!  Reinforce your PPSA skills in the live Workshop (optional) where you’ll apply key provisions in thought-provoking client scenarios

Laina Smith

Infrastructure Ontario

“Great program! Would highly recommend it! The materials [were] critical to have. Thanks for the educational day.”

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 Agenda


Program Chairs

Richard Borins

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Benjamin Leith

Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP



Recorded: Nov 17, 2021

$795 + HST

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Program: Substantive5h 30m
Program: Professionalism1h 30m
Program: Total7h

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This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit

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