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 to landfills, telecommunication structures, Municipal and wide area fiber optic and wireless networks (MAN’s and WAN’s), permissions for electric generating facilities, real estate development, compensation for land expropriations, conflict of interest, and related litigation.
In addition to his legal training, Stephen also acted as an assistant to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau from 1978-80 and as a consultant to Premier David R. Peterson of Ontario.
Stephen became managing partner of Thomson Rogers in January of 2019.