Head of Torys’ Environmental, Health and Safety Practice and co-Chair of the firm’s interdisciplinary Climate Change and Emissions Trading Practice. Practice involves work with a broad range of public and private sector clients, including public and private companies, federal government agencies, Crown corporations, provincial bodies and municipalities, and provides advice to corporate clients in virtually every industrial sector. Also assists buyers, sellers, lenders and investors through all the environmental aspects of a transaction, from the design and coordination of deal-specific (often multiple-site, international) environmental liability assessments; through the negotiation of agreements; and in handling closing and post-closing details. Certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Environmental Law. Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he teaches climate change law. Regularly chairs and speaks at environmental, health and safety law conferences in Canada and the United States, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles. Co-Chair of SEER, International Outreach Task Force, ABA. Executive member, Environmental Section, OBA. Ontario Bar, 1995. LLB, 1993, University of Toronto. BA, 1990, University of Calgary.
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