181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1989 (ON)
Partner and member of the Aird & Berlis Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. Practises in the 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, including development charges, building regulatory matters, and various contractual arrangements. Appears regularly before municipal councils, committees, public authorities and boards, administrative tribunals, particularly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and the 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. Recognized by Best Lawyers and Lexpert®. Named Best Lawyers' 2016 Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year for Toronto and recipient of the International Municipal Lawyers Association President's Award for Most Outstanding Associate Member (2011).