Eric Davis

Partner | Kitchener-Waterloo

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Portrait of Eric Davis

Eric Davis is a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law (Local Government/Land Use Planning and Development) who acts for homeowners, businesses, developers, and other private sector clients. He also represents municipalities and other public bodies across Ontario, including school boards. Eric regularly assists clients with planning- and zoning-related matters, including re-zonings, plans of subdivision, site plans, minor variances, and severances, as well as Ontario Municipal Board appeals. Eric also regularly handles expropriations, municipal conflicts of interest, prosecutions, by-law drafting, municipal tax sales, heritage matters, public procurement, and municipal elections. He focuses on matters related to municipal governments.

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Eric Davis comments on Ontario Municipal Act in Ayr News article

Read the article: Expert says North Dumfries council can reveal why it decided not to buy former Foodland

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Eric Davis quoted in article on surplus farm severance

The article in the Stratford Gazette discusses surplus farm severance in Perth County, Ontario, which currently does not allow a buyer of a farm to sever the accompanying house if they do not intend to live in it. Eric Davis, who practices...

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Miller Thomson lawyers successfully represent City of Cambridge

Steve O’Melia and Eric Davis successfully represented the City of Cambridge, opposing an application to disqualify two mayoral candidates from the election on October 27. Read more on The Record.com

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Eric Davis featured in Canadian Legal News

Eric Davis’s win in the matter of Gammie v. Turner, in relation to municipal conflict of interest, is featured in July’s issue of Canadian Legal News. The e-newsletter summarizes 10 or more significant decisions from the prior month covering the...

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Eric Davis is quoted in “Conflicting Opinions” in Canadian Lawyer Magazine

See full article here.

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Eric Davis and Dan Strigberger recognized as Top 40 Under 40.

Miller Thomson congratulates Eric Davis and Dan Strigberger of our Waterloo office on being recognized as “Top 40 Under 40” by the Waterloo Region Record. This award highlights distinguished young citizens of the Waterloo Region who are exemplary in both...

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Eric Davis joins the Waterloo office as an Associate in the Municipal Services group.

For more on Eric, please read his full biography here.

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Eric Davis and Jean Leonard speak on municipal planning law and commercial leasing at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business Growth Series. Eric and Jean will discuss issues affecting local businesses, including zoning bylaws, expropriations, minor variances, commercial leasing and property development.

http://www.cambridgechamber.com/events.htm#id=1316&wid=1101&cid=232

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Eric Davis speaks at a Corporate Practitioners of Waterloo Region meeting on the topic of “The Planning Regime in Ontario: What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know”

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Tactical Primer on Mixed-Use Developments

An interactive and informative, fast-paced discussion of hot-button issues in mixed-used developments including: Structuring and risk allocation HST considerations Financing Planning considerations Freehold vs. condominium Leasing Speakers include: Savvas Kotsopoulos, Toronto Anna Balinsky, Toronto Ron Choudhury, Toronto Eric Davis, Kitchener-Waterloo...

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Trends Impacting School Boards

Our nationally recognized industry experts deliver presentations and answer your questions on a variety of legal issues that help you deliver the best possible education to your students. Agenda Municipal & Education Law Intersections: What You Need to Know Steven...

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It’s An Honour Just to be Nominated

7 D.M.P.L. (2d), February 2015, Issue 2

Hill v. Di Lullo and the nomination requirements of municipal elections.

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Magder v. Ford: A Call to Reform the Ontario Municipal Conflict of Interest Act

Municipal Lawyer 54:1, January/February 2013, 17

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The Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and Light Rail Transit in the Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region’s exploration of light rail transit provides an excellent case study and example of some of the challenges that exist with Ontario’s current Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (“Act”). On June 15, 2011, the Council for the Regional...

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All Aboard the Conflict Train

Municipal World

Ontario’s Municipal Conflict of Interest Act and light rail transit in the Waterloo Region.

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Landslide Victory: How One Vote Made the Difference

5 D.M.P.L. (2d), Issue 3

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Fun with Fluoride: Three Plebiscites for the City of Waterloo

Municipal World 121:3, 13

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Vagueness & Uncertainty in Noise By-Laws: Objective vs. Subjective Tests

(2009) 4 D.M.P.L. (2d), Issue 11

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