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  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 2004
  • B.A. Honours (Media, Information and Technoculture), University of Western Ontario, 2001
  • Commercial litigation
  • Condominium litigation
  • Real estate
  • Tax Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario (ACMO)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)
  • Condominium Associations Institute (CAI)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)


Shawn Pulver is a litigation partner at Macdonald Sager Manis LLP.


Shawn is an experienced litigator, with a diverse practice focusing on condominium, real estate and business disputes. Shawn frequently represents condominium corporations, private businesses, unit owners, land developers and industrial lenders across the province of Ontario.


Shawn has a thriving condominium corporation practice, and advises condominium boards and owners on condominium governance issues relating to the Ontario Condominium Act. Shawn also has significant experience advising clients on the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act and disputes relating to condominium deficiencies and shared facilities disputes.


Shawn is frequently referred matters from other lawyers and clients due to his practical problem solving skills and ability to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients.


Shawn has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (including Estates Court and Commercial List), Ontario Court of Appeal, Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and the License Appeal Tribunal. He has acted as counsel in several complex trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Tax Court of Canada. Shawn has also been counsel in several precedent setting cases, including York Region Vacant land Condominium Corp. No. 968 v. Schickedanz Bros. Ltd.(2006), Irwin Mintz, In trust v. Mademont Yonge Inc. (2010) and Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 1487 v. Market Lofts Inc.(2015).


Shawn is a frequent speaker and writer on various real estate and condominium related issues. Shawn is also one of the seven founding directors of CAI Canada, a leading organization which provides education, licensing and credentialing opportunities to condominium and strata managers across Canada.


Prior to joining Macdonald Sager Manis LLP, Shawn was the head of the condominium litigation practice at a large national law firm.


Shawn is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario faculty of law, where he served as president of the student legal society in his final year.