Jeff Cowan is a partner at WeirFoulds LLP and former managing partner (1999–2003). He is a member of the Municipal and Planning Law, Professional Self-Regulation, Commercial Leasing and Litigation Practice Groups at the firm. He appears regularly before tribunals and all courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, with emphasis on public law, regulatory law, judicial review of government decision-making, Indigenous peoples, municipal finance, assessment and taxation, land use planning and development, freedom of information, professional discipline and real estate litigation. Jeff’s clients comprise private and public sector companies and individuals, provincial and municipal governments, and a variety of tribunals and professional organizations. Jeff acts as counsel in arbitrations, and as an arbitrator and mediator. Jeff is a past director of The Advocates’ Society, past chair of the OBA Administrative Law Section and is a member of Secretariat of Civil Rules Committee. Jeff is also a co-editor and author of Ontario Annual Practice, an annual publication that contains the latest developments in legislation, jurisprudence, and authoritative commentary to guide legal professionals on the rules of procedure for Ontario’s civil courts and statutory tribunals.