About Martin Rumack



  • Called to the bar in 1973
  • Opened his own firm in 1978
  • Received certification in Mediation Law from Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Qualified Arbitrator under the Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Ontario (AMIO)
  • Member of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI)
  • Has written numerous papers and books
  • Extensive teaching experience


Extensive Experience in Providing and Presenting Educational Materials Including:

Teaching various credit and non-credit Real Estate related courses for the Toronto Real Estate Board as well as other Real Estate Boards and Associations and various Real Estate offices.

I am very proactive in attending various continuing legal education courses offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as courses offered by private educational companies. I pride myself in keeping abreast of new developments in the law, so that I can service my clients effectively.

I am also active in promoting and fostering continuing education initiatives among the real estate community and the public:

Teaching various credit courses for the Toronto Real Estate Board, Brampton Real Estate Board, Realtors Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound, Realtors Association of Hamilton – Burlington, Muskoka and Haliburton Association of Realtors, Brantford Regional Real Estate Board, The Windsor-Essex County Real Estate Board, Kawartha Lakes Real Estate Association, Kingston Area Real Estate Association and various Real Estate Companies, together with non-credit courses on topics which deal with various issues pertaining to real estate. The credit seminar topics include:

Credit Seminar Topics

  • Builders’ Agreements of Purchase and Sale – For Freehold and Condominiums – What You Need to know
  • Real Estate Transactions Involving Special Parties: Power of Attorney, Estates, and Family Law Issues
  • The Essentials of Agreements of Purchase and Sale for Condominiums., Co-operatives and Co-ownerships – What You Should Know ,What You Need to Know, and What You Must Know
  • Understanding Co-operatives, Co-ownerships, and Condominiums
  • The Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
  • Duties of Real Estate Agents – Or “Learning from The Mistakes of Others”
  • The Condominium Act, 1998



Teaching non-credit seminar topics which include:

  • The Importance of Status Certificates
  • Legal Requirements for Basement and Accessory Apartments
  • Power of Sale and Foreclosure
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Rights of Way and Easements
  • Independent Legal Advice
  • Estate Planning

Presenting seminars at the request of financial institutions, for the benefit of account managers and/or loan officers. Topics have included:

  • Independent Legal Advice
  • The Importance of Status Certificates
  • Estate Planning
  • Understanding Co-operatives, Co-ownerships, and Condominiums

 I have participated as a part of a panel in presenting seminars to the public and to clients of financial institutions, and various other organizational groups with respect to:

  • The Purchase and Sale of Homes
  • Estate Planning



  • Co-Author of Legal Responsibilities of Real Estate Agents (Markham: Butterworths / LexisNexis, 2005).
  • Co-Author of Legal Responsibilities of Real Estate Agents, 2d ed. (Markham: Butterworths / LexisNexis, 2008).
  • Co-Author of Legal Responsibilities of Real Estate Agents, 3d ed. (Markham: Butterworths / LexisNexis, April 2012).
  • Articles in Real Estate Magazine, Condo Elite, www.yahoo.ca/finance, and Newsletters of multiple real estate agents’.