181 Bay St, Suite 1800, Brookfield Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1973 (ON)
Senior partner and founder of the Aird & Berlis Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. Provides advice on the statutory scheme for planning, zoning, and land development throughout Ontario, and on a range of municipal and provincial licensing and other regulatory matters. Clients include provincial, regional, and local governments and agencies, large development corporations, small landowners, and citizen and special interest groups. Regularly appears before decision-making bodies controlling land development, including local planning committees and councils, conservation authorities, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the courts. Member of the Canadian Urban Institute, the International Women’s Forum of Canada, Lambda Alpha International’s Simcoe Chapter, the Building Industry and Land Development Association, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Chair’s Advisory Council, and several boards, including Women’s College Hospital and the University of Toronto's Governing Council. Appointed Queen’s Counsel (1985). Member of the Order of Canada (2000). Honorary Doctor of Laws, LSO (2005). OBA Municipal Law Section Award of Excellence (2008). Lexpert Zenith Award (2009). Canadian Urban Institute’s David Crombie Award (2011). NAIOP Greater Toronto Community Service Award (2020).