Municipal, Land Use, and Development Law - SorbaraLaw

municipal, land use, and development law

SorbaraLaw advises municipal governments, developers, landowners, and regulatory authorities regarding the legal issues that inevitably confront those working to meet the continually evolving, and sometimes conflicting, demands of our growing population.

Private and public sector clients rely on SorbaraLaw lawyers as trusted problem solvers delivering innovative and pragmatic solutions to questions of land use and development, including expropriation and environmental issues.

Our lawyers are often retained on important matters involving land acquisition, land use controls, municipal approvals, subdivisions, and condominiums.  Further, SorbaraLaw lawyers are regularly engaged to resolve matters regarding heritage property, title uncertainties, environmental concerns, and expropriation.

We provide tactical and strategic environmental advice regarding regulatory permits, remediation, compliance, and regulatory defence.  Environmental issues frequently arise from development, redevelopment, or property transactions.  SorbaraLaw has the depth to bring together experts in real estate or whatever fields of law or science are required to protect our client’s interests.

SorbaraLaw lawyers regularly work on a broad range of expropriation matters.  We have the experience and expertise to advise landowners and expropriating authorities on all aspects of expropriation.  Our lawyers work effectively with experts in property and business valuation to provide the best possible outcome in the shortest possible time and at the least possible cost.

SorbaraLaw lawyers encourage negotiation, mediation, and arbitration where there is a realistic chance of success.  However, when necessary, our lawyers are talented litigators and have successfully protected our clients’ rights before many commissions and tribunals, including the Ontario Municipal Board, every level of court in Ontario, and at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our lawyers are active members of the Environmental and Municipal Law sections of the Ontario Bar association, as well as the Ontario Expropriation Association and the International Right of Way Association. We publish a semi-monthly email report on municipal law matters – you can subscribe to it here:

David Sunday
Michael Letourneau
Lynn Dramnitzki
Peter Buza
Larson Laycock

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