The regulatory landscape governing development in Ontario is becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex. Projects require approvals from various levels of government and other public bodies. Multiple players are often involved, including municipalities, developers, builders, and landowners. Disputes can be contentious and prolonged.
Those involved in building, planning, and development require legal guidance from knowledgeable and experienced municipal lawyers who understand the regulatory framework in place and the environment in which decisions get made.
Duncan, Linton LLP is the oldest independent law firm in the Waterloo Region. We have watched Kitchener-Waterloo grow and have assisted many clients with their roles in that growth. The lawyers in our Municipal and Planning Law Group possess in-depth experience, and regularly represent a wide variety of clients, including municipalities, school boards, conservation authorities, public utilities, and private actors such as landowners and developers.
Our Municipal and Planning Law Services
Our municipal lawyers regularly advocate for clients in proceedings before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal), the Environmental Review Tribunal, other administrative tribunals, and in various levels of court. We have extensive knowledge of the land use and development process, the Planning Act, and all other legislation and regulations relevant to land development and planning. We assist clients with:
- Hearings and appeals at the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal);
- Environmental contamination;
- Assessments and assessment appeals;
- By-law drafting and prosecutions;
- Municipal licensing;
- Municipal taxation and tax sales;
- Land use planning and development;
- Minor variances and consents;
- Municipal conflicts of interest;
- Freedom of information issues;
- Public procurement; and
- Municipal election issues.
We work closely with each of our clients to identify the short and long terms goals and objectives, help them formulate strategic plans to reach those objectives, and assist them in identifying and minimizing risk.
Duncan, Linton LLP: Trusted and Respected Municipal Lawyers for Municipal and Planning Matters
Duncan, Linton LLP provides municipal and planning legal services for clients in Kitchener-Waterloo, Waterloo region, Cambridge, and throughout Ontario. We have significant experience advocating for municipalities, public sector actors, landowners, developers, and builders. We provide exceptional client service and regularly produce exceptional results. Call us at (519) 886-3340 or contact us online for a consultation.