Bryan is recognized as one of the leading practitioners in Environmental Law in Canada. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in Environmental Law. His practice is a combination of litigation and transactional advice.
Bryan has represented corporations and individuals in litigation arising out of the sale, purchase and use of contaminated property. He provides advice in claims for environmental damages, including clean-up costs, loss of use, loss of market value and negligent misrepresentation.
Bryan also provides advice to purchasers, vendors, landlords, tenants, lenders and investors in transactions involving the purchase and sale of contaminated sites and brownfields development. He makes recommendations on how to market and sell contaminated sites to protect against future liabilities, advises landlords and tenants of their respective duties and obligations and has negotiated creative solutions to environmental problems that would not be available as remedies through litigation.
Bryan has successfully represented clients charged under provincial regulatory legislation, such as the Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act. He advises on best practices for working with inspectors and investigators to help prevent prosecution. In administrative law matters, he advises on appeals before various government boards and administrative tribunals, and on reviews of administrative orders under environmental statutes.
Bryan is trained as a mediator and is a panel member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation. Bryan was Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Environmental Law Group in from 2013 to 2015 and Co-Chair of Miller Thomson’s Toronto Markham litigation group from 2007 to 2012.
He was chair of the Rouge Watershed Task Force, which in 2008 received the TRCA Honour Roll Award.