Ontario Solar Network

Developing Ontario’s Solar Generation: A Legal Road Map

Thursday, July 29, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan, ON

Plus Post-Event OSA Seminar: 10:00 - 11:30 am
Key Issues in Negotiating Solar Leases: What You Need To Know  (see below)

  • Join developers, landlords, lenders, investors, manufacturers and building owners for an open discussion with a panel of experts from Aird & Berlis, LLPfollowed by a networking session.
  •  Learn about leasing and real estate issues, contract issues and loan agreements in Ontario's new solar marketplace. 
  • Gain insight on corporate structuring and taxation matters for residential, commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar projects. Following the breakfast program is an optional seminar focusing on key issues in the negotiation of rooftop and groundmount solar leases.

(Bios below)
  • Lloyd Cornett, Partner; Practice Group Leader of A&B;'s Real Estate Law Practice
  • Donald B. Johnston, Partner; Chair of A&B;'s Technology Team; Member of the Corporate/Commercial Group and Natural Resources Team
  • Derek McCallum, Partner; Member of A&B;’s Real Estate Group and the Environmental Team
  • Scott Stoll, Partner; Member of A&B;’s Litigation Group, as well as the Energy and Environmental Teams
  • Barbara Worndl, Partner; Practice Group Leader of A&B;'s Tax Group

7:30-8:00 am
 - Breakfast & Networking Reception
8:00-9:30 am - Panel Discussion, with Q&A; Session
9:30-10:00 am - More Networking

$50 per person (+ HST) | 10% discount for OSN members (discount code required)
Limited Space! Advanced Registration Only!  Register Below. 

Questions?  Email: [email protected] or call (647) 977-7567 

Post-Event Ontario Solar Academy Seminar
Key Issues in Negotiating Solar Leases: What You Need To Know
with Lloyd Cornett, LL.B. and Derek McCallum, LL.B. of Aird & Berlis Real Estate Group

10:00-11:30 am | Hilton Garden Inn, Vaughan, ON

$200 per person (+ HST) | 10% discount for OSN members (discount code required)

Advanced Registration Only!  Limited to 25 Participants! 
 Register Below.

Questions?  Email: [email protected] or call (647) 977-7567 

Panelist Bios

Lloyd Cornett, LL.B.  Lloyd is the firm's Real Estate Practice Group Leader. He represents property owners and managers, private and institutional investors, developers, brokers and lenders with respect to real estate. He has been extensively involved in the acquisition, development and sale of properties, the negotiation of joint venture arrangements and construction contracts and the management and leasing of projects. A very large part of Lloyd's practice is focused on commercial leasing matters. He designs and drafts lease documents for differing types of developments, represents both landlords and tenants in lease negotiations, and provides advice regarding lease defaults and remedies. Lloyd is a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Real Estate Law.

Donald B. Johnston, LL.B.   Donald is Chair of the Technology Team, as well as a member of the Corporate/Commercial Practice Group and Natural Resources Team. He is a well-known technology lawyer with broad experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. Don has demonstrated over two decades of expertise in technology procurements, licensing and related transactions, and has acted for numerous technology developers. He has been involved in major technology projects (including nuclear and oil and gas) acquisitions, financing and development projects - in both Canada and the U.S. Don is recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Technology Law.

Derek McCallum, LL.B.  Derek is a partner and member of the Real Estate Group and the Environmental and Distressed Real Estate Asset Group, with many years of experience both as in-house counsel and in private practice. His practice focuses on general commercial real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing transactions, construction, mortgage enforcement and lease remedies. He is also a member of the firm’s Environmental Team where he assists clients in the negotiation of both rooftop and groundmount solar leases. Derek is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Toronto NAIOP).

Scott Stoll, LL.B.   Scott is a partner and member of the firm's Litigation Group, as well as the Energy and Environmental Teams. He is both a lawyer and licensed professional engineer and has over fifteen years experience in the energy field, first as a project engineer and more recently as a lawyer. Scott has extensive experience in the electricity and natural gas sector. He represents distributors, generators, retailers and transmitters in the electricity industry, in addition to representing distributors and storage developers in the natural gas industry. He provides advice to clients regarding the regulated environment in which the energy industry operates including OEB rates, licenses and facility applications, IESO-administered markets and IESO compliance. He has advised project proponents with regard to the recent procurement processes of the Ministry of Energy and the OPA and he has also assisted clients with issues about market participation and compliance with the IESO Market Rules.

Barbara Worndl, LL.B.    Barbara is a partner and Practice Group Leader of the firm's Tax Group. Her practice is focused on income tax with an emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation, particularly in an international and cross-border context. She has extensive experience in structuring cross-border acquisitions, reorganizations and franchising structures. Barbara's practice includes derivative transactions, REITs and syndications. She also has experience dealing with the resolution of tax disputes, including transfer pricing. Barbara is recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the area of Tax Law.