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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.

Contact & Links
  • 390 Bay Street, Suite 3100
    Toronto, ON M5H 1W2
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1984
  • The Canadian Bar Association - Municipal and Environmental Law Sections - Member
  • Public Affairs Association of Canada - Member
  • Ontario Expropriation Association - Member

Thomson Rogers
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

20 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Law Firm of the Year Badge Full Firm Profile

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Expropriation Law
  • Municipal Law


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