Municipal Lawyers Toronto, Municipal Lawyers Ontario
Our municipal lawyer Ontario team knows that municipal law pertains to the legal framework governing municipalities, and encompasses the rights, powers, duties, and responsibilities of municipalities as well as their interactions with other levels of government, organizations, and individuals.
The municipal lawyers at Massey LLP, led by James Ayres , Scott Lennox , and Scott Lemke, understand the specifics can vary depending on local by-laws, court decisions, and provincial legislation that governs, including the Municipal Act (MA), Ontario’s Planning Act (PA), and the Building Code Act (BCA). Other provincial statutes and regulations may also come into play depending on the specific areas of concern, such as environmental law , transportation, public health, and social services.
Why work with our Ontario municipal lawyers
The municipal lawyers at Massey LLP have deep experience and in-depth knowledge in municipal law, making them a valuable resource when managing risks and ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Our municipal lawyers Ontario have a particular focus on:
- Advising ratepayers, municipalities, and councillors on causes of action by and against municipalities, including:
- By-law powers
- Municipal liability
- Conflict of interest
Our municipal lawyers also assist clients with:
- Municipals elections
- Land use planning/land development
- Municipal governance
- Environmental approvals
- Committee of Adjustment applications
- Zoning applications
- Challenges to bylaws
- Applications for work orders
- Issuing building permits
- Waste management
The municipal lawyers at Massey LLP represent clients at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Justice. Our municipal lawyers Ontario also appear regularly before municipal councils, tribunals, and boards, including the Ontario Land Tribunal.