66 Wellington St W, Suite 4100, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1978 (ON)
Jeff Cowan is counsel at WeirFoulds LLP and was 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 before tribunals and all courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, with emphasis on public and regulatory law, judicial review, Indigenous peoples, property assessment and taxation, land use planning and development, professional discipline, and real estate litigation. Jeff’s clients are both private and public companies and individuals, municipal governments, and a variety of tribunals and professional organizations. Jeff acts as counsel in arbitrations, and as an arbitrator and mediator. He is a past director of The Advocates’ Society, Past Chair of the OBA Administrative Law Section, a member of Secretariat of Civil Rules Committee, and an author of Ontario Annual Practice, which contains developments and authoritative commentary on legislation and rules of procedure for Ontario’s civil courts and tribunals. He is a recipient of the SOAR Medal for outstanding service to the Ontario administrative justice system, the Court of Appeal for Ontario medallion for special contributions to the administration of justice.