Chief of the Municipal Law team, Jonathan focuses his practice on expropriation, property assessment and municipal regulations (zoning, subdivision, construction, nuisance, and urban planning). In matters of expropriation and property assessment, he solely represents individuals and businesses wishing to obtain just compensation for damages related to an expropriation or a fair assessment for the property owned or occupied. He also oversees the execution of mandates contesting the legality of regulations and ultra vires actions taken by municipal authorities and seeks damages and appropriate remedies in cases of disguised expropriation and legitimate expectations (estoppel).
In accordance with the Act Respecting Land Use Planning and Development, Jonathan assists many real estate promoters, developers and builders in all the essential phases required to carry out their projects, including property acquisition, the negotiation of protocol agreements with public authorities and the procurement of authorizations issued by the Ministry of the Environment, the Commission de protection du territoire agricole du Québec as well as local and regional municipalities. As part of his practice, Jonathan appears regularly before the courts and administrative tribunals of Canada. His fine negotiating skills are also highly appreciated by his peers.