Brian Horlick is a graduate of McGill University where he obtained his B.Comm., B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees. He was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario (formerly the Law Society of Upper Canada) in 1984. He holds the ACCI designation (Associate of the Canadian Condominium Institute) and the FCCI designation (Fellow of the Canadian Condominium Institute). He is a partner with HORLICK LEVITT DI LELLA LLP and practices extensively in the area of condominium law. He frequently conducts presentations and educational seminars on condominium-related issues. He is a regular lecturer for the Canadian Condominium Institute’s Basic Directors course, the Registered Condominium Manager course taught at community colleges and property management companies and is a regular presenter at the annual ACMO/CCI Condominium Conference. He regularly writes for a number of publications that cater to the condominium community including Condominium Manager Magazine and the CondoVoice. He is also a long-time director and the past President of CCI’s Toronto and area Chapter. He presently serves on the CCI Communications Committee, the ACMO/CCI Conference Committee, the ACMO Associates Executive Committee and the ACMO Certification and Standards Committee. He also served on the joint ACMO/CCI Government Relations Committee for many years to ensure that the voice of the condominium community was heard by the provincial government. On October 29, 2015, he presented his recommendations on Bill 106 (Protecting Condominium Owners Act, 2015) to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
His deputation included:
- Code of ethics. Should be mandatory for officers and directors of condominium corporations;
- Meeting requisitions. There needs to be clarity on the process for requisitioning a meeting;
- Proxies. Mandatory minimum requirements should be specified, but a standard proxy form can hamper drafting of these legal documents;
- Fines. Losses to be recovered from unit owners should include salaried employees’ time in rectifying damage;
- Borrowing by-law. Should not be revised from current legislation; and
- Director meetings by teleconference. Unanimous consent of directors should not be required for director participation by teleconference.