Municipal, Planning & Land Development


Miller Thomson’s Municipal, Planning & Land Development Group regularly acts for municipalities, other public sector entities, developers, landowners and public interest groups to assist with their complex legal issues or questions in a timely and cost-effective manner. We have appeared before all levels of Court as well as various tribunals such as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, the Assessment Review Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Our Group advises clients in all areas of Municipal Law.  We can assist with specialized advice and representation in a variety of areas, including:

  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Ontario Municipal Board Hearings
  • Expropriations
  • Property Tax Assessments and Assessment Appeals
  • Municipal Litigation
  • By-Laws and Governance
  • Municipal Conflicts of Interest
  • Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
  • Development Charges & Education Development Charges
  • Municipal Elections
  • Municipal Licensing
  • Public Procurement
  • Infrastructure and Public Projects
  • Heritage Matters
  • By-Law Prosecutions
  • Municipal Taxation and Tax Sales
  • Environmental Contamination and Remediation
  • Aboriginal Land Claims

In addition, our Group has expertise in real property law, leasing and government relations. We have several lawyers dedicated to property tax matters, who regularly review and appeal property assessments, advise and represent landlords and tenants on matters relating to lease interpretation and property tax allocation and review and dispute municipal tax assessments on behalf of developers, commercial and industrial landlords and landowners, tenants, property managers and financial institutions.

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