Find Lawyers in Toronto, Ontario for Expropriation Law
Stephen’s practice is centred on municipal, planning, environmental and expropriation law. He regularly appears before municipal councils, tribunals (such as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) and the Environmental Review Tribunal) and Courts on behalf of municipalities, public agencies and institutions, land developers and ratepayers’ associations. His portfolio includes a wide range of matters including Federal and Provincial environmental assessments, approvals related t...
Sean Foran is a leading expropriation lawyer, with extensive experience as counsel in large-scale infrastructure projects. Sean also practises real-estate, business, employment and government litigation. Sean regularly appears before various boards and tribunals, before all levels of court up to the Ontario Court of Appeal, and as an advocate in commercial arbitrations. Sean is Past President and a current Director of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He has written and delivered papers ...
David’s practice focuses on municipal, land use planning and environmental law. He provides legal advice to municipalities, developers, businesses and private individuals on a range of matters including land use applications, appeals and agreements under the Planning Act, municipal powers and procedures, expropriations, aggregate extraction proposals, infrastructure projects, environmental issues and construction disputes. As an advocate for his clients, David has appeared before a vari...
Christel practices real estate litigation, with a particular focus on contract and commercial lease disputes, civil litigation, expropriation, land use planning law and professional negligence. Christel represents both municipalities and private landowners. Christel's practice encompasses a broad scope of real estate litigation work, including assisting in title investigation, ground lease negotiations and litigation drafting pleadings and engaging in settlement discussions. Over the last sev...
A partner of the firm, Guillaume is an expropriation lawyer who provides legal advice and services to municipalities with respect to infrastructure projects involving the acquisition and/or expropriation of privately owned lands. Guillaume also acts for numerous small- and large-scale landowners across the province who are facing expropriation. He has extensive experience representing clients in expropriation proceedings before the Board of Negotiation and the Ontario Municipal Board/Local Pl...
Ian Mathany was a partner at one of the largest law firms in Canada prior to starting Mathany & Higgs Law with Christel Higgs in 2018. Ian’s practice is focused on real property litigation with an emphasis on expropriation law. Ian appears frequently at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and at the Board of Negotiation in expropriation cases and has significant experience assisting public sector clients, including transit authorities, local and upper tier municipalities, and private...
Matt works throughout Ontario in expropriation law and related claims litigation. He has been involved in all aspects of infrastructure projects, including hydro corridors, regional road widening, transit, major municipal capital works, and most highway projects in the province, such as Highways 7, 11, 26, 400, 401, 404, 407 East, 410, 427 and the QEW. Matt has extensive experience acting for parties before various levels of the courts and administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Municipa...
Paul has been an expropriation lawyer for over 30 years. His practice has provided him with insights from all perspectives; in fact, he has even been expropriated personally - twice. Paul successfully acts as legal counsel for landowners, local municipalities, cities and regional governments throughout the Greater Toronto Area and across Ontario. He works to resolve real estate acquisitions/expropriations, infrastructure projects and development issues of all complexities. Paul’s appear...
Christopher Tzekas specializes in administrative law and civil litigation, with an emphasis on municipal and expropriation law, land use planning and development, and the regulation of professional organizations. Chris represents provincial ministries, municipalities, and a wide range of private clients. He also acts as counsel to a number of professional organizations. He appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and other administrative tribunals, Councils and committees. ...
Jeff Wilker focuses his practice on land use law and routinely develops novel approaches to resolve complex legal problems. The provision of top-shelf legal guidance to his clients is a hallmark of his practice. Jeff acts on cutting edge matters and prides himself on his ability to “think outside of the box.” Jeff’s practice involves all aspects of municipal and planning law, including land use litigation, expropriation, environmental and constitutional matters. He appears b...
Expropriation Law Definition
Expropriation law is concerned with the process by which authorities may acquire property without the consent of an owner.
Federal, provincial, and municipal governments, as well as many other prescribed authorities in Canada (such as public utilities, transportation authorities, and school boards) are vested with powers of expropriation and may exercise those powers in furtherance of a public purpose. Federal and provincial statutes set out the rights of owners and the duties imposed upon authorities in the context of expropriation.
The Supreme Court of Canada has described the act of expropriation as "one of the ultimate exercises of governmental authority" as it constitutes a very significant interference with private property rights.
Expropriation lawyers assist authorities and affected owners in navigating the legal processes that are engaged when the public interest necessitates such interference with private property rights. Landowners, tenants, and mortgagees are common respondents to an expropriation.
Legal advice and representation in the context of expropriation frequently entails:
- Advising as to the legal basis for expropriation
- Advising as to the prescribed expropriation procedures to be followed, including delivery of prescribed statutory notices and offers
- Advising as to the potential heads of compensation
- Coordinating such other consultants as may be required, such as real estate appraisers, land use planners, traffic consultants, and business loss valuators, to assist in the determination of compensation
- Engaging in settlement negotiations
- Preparation of interim and/or final settlement agreements
- Conduct of hearings of necessity, negotiations, and compensation hearings
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