Speaker Biographies

Tara Ersser
Facility Assessment Consultant | Morrison Hershfield

Tara began her career as a building restoration consultant where she was involved with building component condition evaluations, preparing specifications and tendering work to contractors for building repairs, and providing construction review and contract administration services for building restoration projects. Tara’s current focus and expertise is in completing building condition assessments, including life cycle assessments for all facility types (for capital planning and real estate transaction due diligence purposes), and reserve fund studies and technical audits for condominiums. She has provided facility assessment services for hundreds of properties across Canada.

Dionne Levesque
Associate | Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP

Dionne joined Scott Venturo Rudakoff LLP in 2016 where she maintains a practice that focuses on real estate, condominium and development law. She regularly represents sellers, purchasers, banks and developers in acquisitions, sales and refinances of personal, commercial and investment property.

In addition to her real estate practice, Dionne acts for individuals, boards of directors, property managers and developers with respect to various condominium matters including insurance claims, bylaw creation and interpretation, bylaw enforcement and condominium disputes.

Stephanie Whyte
Partner | McLeod Law LLP

Stephanie is a partner at McLeod Law LLP and a member of the Condominium, Litigation and Personal Injury Departments within the firm. In her Condominium and Homeowners Association practice Stephanie assists Condominium Corporations, Homeowner Associations, Boards and Property Managers with collections, foreclosures, bylaw enforcement, bylaw interpretation and opinions, access issues, and chairing or attending Annual General and Special General Meetings. She advises her clients with respect to the good, bad and ugly of communal living in Alberta.