Janet L. Bobechko
Janet L. Bobechko
Partner at WeirFoulds LLP
(416) 947-5073
(416) 365-1876
66 Wellington St W, Suite 4100, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Janet Bobechko is a well-recognized senior practitioner with extensive experience in all aspects of environmental law. She routinely provides sophisticated advice on environmental compliance, climate change, sustainability, ESG, mergers, acquisitions, real estate and portfolio acquisitions, leasing, financings and environmental management systems. She advises the c-suite regarding environmental compliance, corporate reporting strategies and risk mitigation. She works in many industrial sectors, including manufacturing, natural resources and transportation and has advised on renewable energy projects for solar and cogeneration. She is involved in infrastructure projects, excess soil management, the circular economy, spills and emergency response. Janet has a specialty in providing advice on management of contaminated sites and brownfield development. She is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Environmental Law and received the career achievement award from the Canadian Brownfield Network as a person who has had a profound impact on the brownfield industry in Canada. She sits on the external advisory committee for Ryerson University’s Corporate Social Responsibility Institute and co-chairs the Ontario Environment Industry Association Climate Change Committee.
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