181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1979 (ON)
Partner and senior member of the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. Leo’s practice is devoted to all areas of land use planning, development law, and municipal law, representing both private and public sector clients. He appears before councils, tribunals, and various levels of court. Leo is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Municipal Law: Local Government and Land Use Planning and Development. He has received the Ontario Bar Association’s Award of Excellence in Municipal Law and the Ontario Building Officials Association’s Yaman Uzumeri International Award of Excellence. Leo has also been recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Lexpert®. He writes and lectures often and has organized a number of professional seminars in his area of expertise. Leo is co-author of A Comprehensive Guide to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (with John Mascarin). He is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, Lambda Alpha International Simcoe (Toronto) Chapter and a member and former Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Municipal Law Section as well as a member and former Chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Municipal Law Section.