Steven Chaimberg

Partner | Montréal


Portrait of Steven Chaimberg

Bill 96 and its impact on immovable property registrations

On May 13, 2021, the Quebec Government tabled An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec (“Bill 96”) in Quebec’s National Assembly. The purpose of Bill 96 is to “affirm that the only official language of Québec...


Cross-country COVID-19 check-up

History of Canadian Government COVID-19 Rent Relief On April 24, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program. The CECRA program, which was run through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), was set...


COVID-19 in commercial leasing – the “Phantom Menace”?

As society begins to reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so too must businesses begin to readjust to the harsh realities of fulfilling their contractual obligations.  However, the pandemic has given rise to much discussion as to the...


Protection for tenants/borrowers

The Ontario government enacted the Protecting Small Business Act, 2020 (the “PSBA”), effective June 18, 2020, which amended Ontario’s Commercial Tenancies Act (“CTA”) and created greater incentive for commercial landlords to participate in the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (“CECRA”)...


Restrictive commercial use servitudes in Quebec: The door is shut

While we try to imagine what shopping centres will become after the Covid-19 pandemic ends (whenever that may be), the Quebec Court of Appeal has clearly indicated that attempts to control the commercial uses of same, by way of restrictions...