333 Bay St, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, W Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2004
Partner. Practice focuses on property development, municipal, and administrative law matters for private and public sector clients in Ontario. Assists clients with municipal approvals involving planning, environmental, and heritage issues. Acts for real estate development firms, shopping centres, private companies, public agencies, charities, and individuals on official plan, zoning bylaw amendments, plan of subdivision, aggregate licence, site-plan, holding symbol, part lot control, and variance applications and appeals. Appeared before municipal councils, committees of adjustment, the Ontario Land Tribunal, and the courts. Assisted Waterfront Toronto in the redevelopment of the West Don Lands, East Bayfront, and Central Waterfront. Led the public sector team on behalf of Waterfront Toronto, obtaining approvals from all levels of government to permit redevelopment of the West Don Lands Phases 1 & 2, the site of the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village. Involved in significant private development projects in the GTA including for Oxford Properties, RioCan REIT, and Allied Properties REIT. Recognized as a 2016 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 and in Best Lawyers in Canada for Municipal Law and Environmental Law.