Six in the 6ix: Cases Every Leasing Professional Should Know

Please join us for a presentation that will examine six cases (and a few more) that are fundamental to commercial leasing.

Our expert presenters will review the facts of each case, the decision reached by the presiding judge(s) and how the case has been interpreted and evolved over time. They will also provide a practical analysis on how the case impacts your day-to-day work and operations.

This program is a must-attend for all commercial real estate professionals.

Cases and issues to be covered include:

  • Highway Properties v. Kelly, Douglas and Co. – Is a commercial lease a contract or something else? Why does it matter?
  • Stack v. T. Eaton – How is a trade fixture different from a leasehold improvement, and what impact does the distinction have in relation to a tenant’s lease obligations?
  • Goodyear Canada v. Burnhamthorpe – What is the difference between a lease and mortgage lender priorities, and what implications arise from not ranking ahead? How can lease registration change this?


Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 1 hour of Substantive content.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.

New York

Blake, Cassels & Graydon (U.S.) LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the State of New York. This seminar is appropriate for newly admitted and/or experienced attorneys and has been accredited for 1 hour of CLE credits.


Breakfast and Registration:
7:30 – 8 a.m. (EDT)

Presentations/Live Webcast*:
8 – 9 a.m. (EDT)


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Toronto, Ontario (Map)

If you would like more information about this program, please contact Linda Woo by email or at 416-863-2227.

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