John Tidball is an experienced Environmental Law Specialist, certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has special expertise in matters relating to regulatory compliance and approvals, waste management and contaminated property. He provides environmental law advice and counsel to a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, where his understanding of government proves invaluable.
He represents clients in their dealings with government regulators, particularly the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and in proceedings before the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal and the Ontario Municipal Board. He is knowledgeable in a number of technical areas, especially in relation to subsurface contamination, air pollution, water pollution and environmental remediation, and is frequently called upon to review consultants’ reports. He is recognized as an authority on waste management law and policy.
John also advises buyers, sellers and lenders on the environmental aspects of a wide range of commercial and real estate transactions, particularly in relation to contaminated property.
Prior to entering private practice in 1988, John was legal counsel with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, where he assisted Ministry staff throughout Ontario on all aspects of environmental regulation.