Leonard J. Griffiths
Leonard J. Griffiths
Partner at Bennett Jones LLP
(416) 777-7473
(416) 863-1716
100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985 (ON)
Len is a partner and co-Head of Bennett Jones' Environmental group, and one of the first lawyers to be certified as a specialist in environmental law. His practice encompasses regulatory advice (environment, occupational health & safety), risk management, energy, natural resources, sustainability, project construction and finance, environmental assessments and approvals, corporate transactions, litigation (civil, regulatory orders, and defence of prosecutions), and policy matters. Len assists clients across Canada, the US, and internationally. Len is one of the founding members of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation, a former Adjunct Professor at University of Toronto's law school (energy/natural resources and corporate social responsibility) and is the former Chair of the Ontario and Federal Bar association environmental sections. Len is widely recognized and recommended by leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, Lexpert®, Chambers Canada, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, among others, as a leading environmental lawyer. Len is a Director of Plug'n Drive, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and infrastructure to maximize environmental and economic benefits.
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