Steven J. O'Melia

Partner | Kitchener-Waterloo

519.593.3289

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Steve O’Melia focuses on municipal, planning/development, and expropriation law. Acting for both public and private sector clients, Steve frequently appears before municipal councils, committees, and administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board. He has successfully represented clients before all levels of the Ontario Court on municipal law matters.

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Steven O’Melia quoted in Law Times

Steven O’Melia, a partner in Miller Thomson Waterloo’s Municipal Group, is quoted in the Law Times digital article, “Review of OMB means mandate tweak.” “You want to be careful with it, because I don’t think one size necessarily fits all,” says...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

We are pleased to announce 126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from...

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Steven O’Melia interviewed by CTV Kitchener

Miller Thomson’s Steven O’Melia, a partner in the firm’s Kitchener-Waterloo office with expertise in municipal law, was interviewed by CTV News Kitchener about Hamilton city councillors passing of a bylaw that allows the city to have a say in where...

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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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Miller Thomson recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 edition.

More about Best Lawyers We are pleased to announce that 80 Miller Thomson lawyers have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (this is 15 more lawyers than last year). Seventeen lawyers are new to the list. Additionally,...

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Steve O’Melia defends former Aurora Mayor from Conflict of Interest Allegations

Steve O’Melia of our Waterloo office recently defended Phyllis Morris, the former Mayor of the Town of Aurora, against allegations made under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. Madam Justice Gilmore of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that...

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Steven O’Melia is quoted in the Lawyers Weekly article on the Conflict of Interest Act.

Steven O’Melia, a specialist in municipal law and a partner in the Kitchener-Waterloo office of Miller Thomson, questions the viability of having “hard and fast” penalties when dealing with conflict-of-interest situations. “Each case has to be decided on its own...

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Steve O’Melia and Jeffrey Lem speak on “Regulatory System, Zoning By-laws and Negotiating with Municipalities” at the Annual Conference of the Canadian-Chinese Professional Accountants Association (CCPAA).

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Robin-Lee Norris and Steven O’Melia present a Morning Recess seminar on “The Intersection of Municipal and Education Law.”

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