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PART I: Parties—The Complexities of Who Are and Who Should Be Parties to the Agreement for the Sale of Land
CHAPTER 1: Two Cheers for Certainty: The Rights and Liabilities of Undisclosed Parties – Benjamin Zarnett, Goodmans LLP
CHAPTER 2: Conventional and Unconventional Parties: How Documents are Engrossed and Executed – Brian Bucknall, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

CHAPTER 3: Assignments of Contracts, Novation and Privity – Craig R. Carter, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

PART II: Caveat Emptor—The Complexities of the Life and the Death of Buyer Beware
CHAPTER 4: Caveat Emptor: The Position at Common Law – John D. McCamus, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
CHAPTER 5: Drafting Purchase Agreements to Qualify or Extend Caveat Emptor – Bradley N. McLellan, WeirFoulds LLP

CHAPTER 6: The Death of Caveat Emptor: Mandatory Warranties and Disclosure in New Home Transactions – Harry Herskowitz, of DelZotto, Zorzi with assistance from Richard Wong

PART III: The Complexities of the Quality, Quantity, and Utility of Land
CHAPTER 7: Deconstructing Construction Liens – Duncan W. Glaholt, of Glaholt & Associates, and Markus Rotterdam
CHAPTER 8: A Municipal and Planning Law Primer – Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti, McMillan Binch
CHAPTER 9: Restrictive Covenants: The Basic Ingredients – Bruce H. Ziff, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
CHAPTER 10: Defining the Parcel: The Complexity Continues – Izaak de Rijcke, Barrister & Solicitor
CHAPTER 11: Priorities and Competing Claims to Land – Paul M. Perell, WeirFoulds LLP
CHAPTER 12: Title and Title Opinions – Delee A. Fromm, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

CHAPTER 13: The Real Estate Lawyer’s Duties: Defining the Duty with Reference to Elements of Proximity and Reliance – Andrew A. Sanfilippo, O Donnell, Robertson & Sanfilippo

PART IV: The Complexities of Fixing the Real Estate Transaction That Has Gone Awry
CHAPTER 14: So You’re Not Closing! – Reuben M. Rosenblatt, Q.C., Minden, Gross, Grafstein & Greenstein LLP
CHAPTER 15: Fraud in Real Estate Transactions: The Effects and the Remedies – Sidney H. Troister, Torkin Manes Cohen Arbus LLP

CHAPTER 16: Saving the Deal with Title Insurance – Kathleen A. Waters, TitlePLUSAE, Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company

PART V: The Complexities of Good Faith
CHAPTER 17: Good Faith in Contract Law – Arnie Herschorn, Minden, Gross, Grafstein & Greenstein LLP

CHAPTER 18: Good Faith and Contracts: Principles, Doctrines, and Other Considerations – Maurizio Romanin, Barrister & Solicitor

Part VI: The Complexities of Remedies for Real Estate Transactions
CHAPTER 19: When Can a Purchaser Refuse to Close? Making Sense of Conflicting Trends in the Law of Fundamental Breach, Conditions, and Misrepresentation – Valerie A. Edwards, of Torkin Manes Cohen Arbus LLP, and Janice Grevler
CHAPTER 20: Anticipatory Breaches and What to Do About Them – Silvana M. D’Alimonte, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
CHAPTER 21: Damages in Failed Real Estate Transactions – Roderic G. Ferguson, Q.C., of Ferguson Barristers, and Joyce M. Chun

CHAPTER 22: Blackacre Had No Readily Available Equivalent: Specific Performance and Equitable Damages After Semelhago v. Paramadevan – Jeffrey W. Lem, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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