Our Lawyers - Michael Letourneau - SorbaraLaw

 

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Michael Letourneau, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., J.D.

Michael assists clients with a broad range of important municipal and public institutional matters. He advises on governance and by-laws, procurement, technology, operating policies and procedures, and provides guidance to regulatory authorities and public officers in interpreting and executing their mandates.

In addition to his law degree and M. Sc. in Computing Science, Michael holds a Certificate in Public Procurement Law and Practice from Osgoode Hall Law School. Taken together, this knowledge base provides unique depth to his advice to municipal and public institutional clients. Michael reviews municipal purchasing by-laws, advises on a range of technology-related matters including purchasing, management, operational policies, terms and conditions of use, and brings his expertise to compliance and regulatory issues such as privacy and records retention.

Michael assists clients with a variety of development and zoning related litigation proceedings, including a range of appeals before the Ontario Municipal Board and zoning by-law enforcement proceedings before the Superior Court of Justice. He also maintains an active real estate law practice, primarily assisting clients with complex property acquisition, disposition, financing, and development matters.

Michael is a member of the International Municipal Lawyers Association, the Ontario and Canadian Bar Associations, and their Municipal Law section for Ontario.

Michael is pleased to contribute his time and professional expertise to a number of community interests. He is currently a member of the Research Ethics Board of Wilfrid Laurier University, and previously served as a Senator of Simon Fraser University and its Committee on University Priorities. He assists Sustainable Waterloo Region in its work to promote environmental sustainability throughout and beyond the Region. He also sits on the Governance Committee of Supportive Housing of Waterloo, and assists Magna Carta Canada 2015 with its organization of the Canadian celebration of the 800th anniversary of the oldest foundational document of Canada’s democracy.


Practice Groups:
Municipal, Land use, and Development; Real Estate; Corporate and Commercial.

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