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Joseph W. Ryan Lawyer

B.A. (Hons.), LL.B.
905.760.1800 x228


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Joseph Ryan

"I have a thorough understanding of the legal issues surrounding construction deficiencies and building-related problems which has made me the go-to​ lawyer for all matters relating to building codes, Tarion warranties and structural deficiencies."

Joseph Ryan


An expert in the area of construction deficiencies, Joe is known for his ability to find solutions to the problems and issues common to new building construction.

After being called to the Bar in Ontario in 1997, Joe began his legal career with one of Canada’s largest national law firms, where he practiced commercial litigation before joining Fine & Deo.

Joe’s broad knowledge of the legal issues surrounding construction matters and building-related problems have made him the go-to lawyer for all issues relating to construction deficiencies, Tarion warranties and civil remedies. Not only does Joe understand the process, he consistently finds creative solutions to the complex problems his clients bring to him. Joe represents clients at various levels of court as well as before adjudicative bodies including the Tarion Warranty Corporation, the License Appeal Tribunal, the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

A devoted father with two young sons, Joe divides his time outside of the office between family and his involvement in the condominium industry. He is a member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) and he frequently speaks at CCI events. Joe also works to identify industry best-practices through his committee work with CCI.


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1997
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1995
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Western Ontario, 1992


  • Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO), Member
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI), Member
  • Ontario Bar Association, Member


Tribunals, Boards and Levels of Court

  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • Ontario Labour Relations Board
  • Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board
  • Tarion Warranty Corporation

Condo Blog Posts

Nov 27, 2013

Tarion Is Not the Only Warranty Stream

The responsibilities taken on by the board of directors of a new condominium are considerable, cannot be underestimated and are often overwhelming....

Jan 15, 2010

Unions and Condominiums: Think They Can't Occupy the Same Space? Think Again!

Time and again we are met with nothing short of astonishment when, in discussing employment related issues with managers and directors of condomin...



Nov 23, 2009

How Much Is Your Spa Really Costing?

The condominium corporation’s first year: is there a period of time in the life of a condominium corporation that causes a corporation’...

Media Centre

Apr 12, 2013

Helping Condominium Communities

Joseph Ryan discusses Condominium Issues & Concerns, Condominium Communities


May 23, 2013

Protect Your Glass - Breakfast Seminar

Successfully Resolving Critical Building and Construction Issues & Tarion's Strict New Requirements Topics Tips and strategies for resolving ma...

Speaking Engagements

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