181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1989 (ON)
Member of the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. Practises in areas of local government, municipal law, development, land use and planning law, and building and construction regulation. Provides advice, counsel, and representation to private and public sector clients on municipal law matters, as well as land use planning and development matters. Appears regularly before municipal councils, committees, public authorities and boards, administrative tribunals (particularly the Ontario Land Tribunal) and Ontario Courts. An acknowledged expert on the Municipal Act, 2001 and on matters pertaining to municipal powers, authorities and jurisdiction. Lead for the firm’s municipal accountability team, representing dozens of municipalities in Ontario as Integrity Commissioner, Closed Meeting Investigator and municipal Ombudsman. Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School for courses in the JD & LLM programs. Co-author of several books, Editor-in-Chief of editorials and contributor to articles, commentaries and papers. Recognized by Best Lawyers and Lexpert. Recipient of the IMLA Bruce. A Noble Distinguished Canadian Municipal Lawyer Award (2022). Named Best Lawyers' 2016 Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year for Toronto.