Doug Bourassa

Doug Bourassa

PartnerChaitons LLPLitigation and Dispute Resolution

Acting on behalf of both institutional and private lenders, Doug’s practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation with an emphasis on secured creditor recovery and real estate fraud. He is highly regarded by clients and colleagues alike for his expertise in mortgage remedies.

Acting on behalf of both institutional and private lenders, Doug’s practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation with an emphasis on secured creditor recovery and real estate fraud. He is highly regarded by clients and colleagues alike for his expertise in mortgage remedies.

Doug was called to the Bar in 2005 after completing his law degree at the University of Western Ontario. Doug is involved in industry associations, including his a past appointment as counsel to the Independent Mortgage Brokers Association.  Outside of the office, Doug makes it a practice to give back to the community. In 2008, for example, he received the Volunteer of the Year award from the Ontario Lawyers Assistance Program, and from 2009 – 2016 was a director of the Renascent Fellowship, a substance abuse treatment facility in Ontario.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2005

Experience

Doug has written and presented extensively in the area of mortgage enforcement, creditor remedies, and real estate litigation including the following:

  • Doug has been a speaker on mortgage enforcement topics at the Annual Real Estate Law Summit in April 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019
  • Doug chaired the LSUC seminar “Mortgage Enforcement Essentials” in September 2014 and 2016
  • Doug is the presenter of an LSUC E-Course titled ILA & ILR for Real Estate Lawyers
  • Doug has been a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School and Western University Law School
  • Doug has delivered presentations for, amongst others, the Ontario Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, the Thunder Bay Law Association, the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, and others

Awards & Honours

  • Volunteer of the Year award from the Ontario Lawyers Assistance Program

Associations

  • Director of the Renascent Fellowship, a substance abuse treatment facility in Ontario from 2009 – 2016