At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

David Thiel*


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*Services provided through a professional corporation


David has practiced in the area of condominium law for over 10 years, including time with a boutique condominium law firm prior to joining Fogler Rubinoff LLP in 2005. David's focus is advising condominium Boards and managers in a wide variety of condominium governance issues.

As condominium corporate counsel, David advises Boards of Directors with respect to an array of matters including first year budget deficit claims, Tarion claims, shared facilities disputes, reserve fund expenditures, enforcement matters, by-laws and review of all manner of agreements. Frequently, David is asked to be the chair at owners' meetings and has acted as an independent chair appointed by the Superior Court. David also teaches portions of the Condominium Law Course for the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario at Humber College and in-house management company sessions.

Read David's blog at Ontario Condominium Lawyer.


JANUARY 19 2018

Condominium Legislative Changes -- January 2018 Update

The changes to the condominium-related legislation continue to be enacted in various stages. Our office had prepared a "Directors' Guide" to the changes which came into force on November 1, 2017.

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OCTOBER 31 2017

"Bracing For Impact" - November 1, 2017 Changes - Condominium Legislation Update

Many changes to the Condominium Act, 1998 and related legislation are due to come into force tomorrow, November 1, 2017. Are you ready?

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Survival Guide for Condo Directors – Phase 1

The Condo Law Group at Foglers (Carol Dirks, David Thiel and Khalid Karim) have prepared a handbook guide for condo directors highlighting the first phase of changes to the Condominium Act.  Managers should feel free to circulate this guide to any of your Board members who may be interested.

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JULY 26 2017

Condominium Legislative Changes -- Midsummer Update 2017

JUNE 16 2017

Condominium Legislation Update

On June 12, 2017, the Ontario government released various details about the condominium legislation updates...

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APRIL 10 2017

Insurance Deductible By-Laws Under The New Act – Will They Be Grandfathered?

Over the course of the past week approximately, there has been much discussion and several notices circulated in the condominium industry about the desirability to enact insurance deductible by-laws in advance of July 1, 2017 when certain changes in the Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act") and its regulations may come into effect...

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FEBRUARY 15 2017

First Release Of Details Of New Regulations Under The Condominium Act

On February 13, 2017, the Ontario government (finally) released some details concerning the proposed regulations (the "Regulations") under the Condominium Act, 1998 (the "Act")...

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JANUARY 19 2017

Draft Condominium Management Regulations Released

Finally, we are starting to see some of the regulations released, in draft, arising from the Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015. This Act enacted both the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (the "CMSA") as well as extensive changes to the Condominium Act, 1998...

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NOVEMBER 01 2016

Condominium Commentary - Fall 2016

In this issue:

The Devil is in the Details - Top Ten Issues for the Regulations Under the Condominium Act, 1998, by David Thiel

Human Rights Legal Update -- Can the Holding of a Condominium Owners' Meeting Constitute Discrimination Under the Ontario Human Rights Code?, by Carol Dirks

Green Loans and Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Condos, by Lou Natale

The Condominium Law Group at Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is Pleased to Welcome Khalid Karim to our Team.





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APRIL 01 2016

Condominium Commentary - Spring 2016

"Post No Bills" - Addressing Offensive Messages within Condominiums

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OCTOBER 01 2015

Condominium Commentary - Fall 2015

The Condominium Authority Under Bill 106 - Hopes and Fears

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JANUARY 13 2015

Condominium Commentary - Winter 2015

JUNE 18 2013

Condominium Commentary - Spring 2013

APRIL 01 2012

Condominium Commentary - Spring 2012


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2011

JUNE 01 2011

Condominium Commentary - Summer 2011


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2010

JUNE 01 2010

Condominium Commentary - Summer 2010

NOVEMBER 01 2009

Condominium Commentary - Fall / Winter 2009

MAY 01 2009

Condominium Commentary - Spring / Summer 2009


Condominium Commentary - Fall 2008

Practice Areas

Published Works

  • FR Condo Commentary Ongoing Contributions


  • Professional Member of Canadian Condominium Institute and Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario


  • University of Toronto LLB 1998
  • Harvard College A.B. 1995

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