Bryan J. Buttigieg

Partner | Vaughan

905.532.6637

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Bryan Buttigieg is recognized as one of the leading practitioners of environmental law in Canada and is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in Environmental Law. His practice includes a combination of litigation and transactional advice involving civil litigation and regulatory defence representation in environmental and occupational health and safety matters. Bryan has provided extensive advice in support of brownfields developments, site remediation, and financing of properties with environmental issues. Bryan is a trained mediator and a panel member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation.

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson advises winners of top GTA real estate award

On March 22, 2018, NAIOP Greater Toronto announced the winners of the 2017 REX Awards at a gala celebration. NAIOP is the pre-eminent Commercial Real Estate Industry/Development Association in North America. The REX Awards celebrate the achievements of the office, industrial, retail...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Getting the Deal Through – Agribusiness 2017 now available

The 2017 edition of Getting the Deal Through – Agribusiness (Law Business Research) is now available. This comprehensive guide covers the latest developments and trends, providing expert analysis and insight into agricultural laws and regulations worldwide, in a simple-to-read Q&A...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

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 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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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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Bryan Buttigieg speaks on real estate disputes

Bryan Buttigieg speaks at “The Litigator’s Guide To Real Estate, Construction and Leasing Disputes”, presented by Osgoode.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at the Ontario Bar Association’s program on “Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land: Three years after the July 1, 2011 Amendments.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at the Canadian Bar Association 2014 Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit on “Canadian Courts, Air Quality and Developments in the Law of Nuisance.”

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at the Canadian Institute’s Forum on Environmental Law & Regulation in Ontario on the topic of “Bill C-38 and the changes to the Fisheries Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act”.

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Bryan Buttigieg presents on “Compelling Environmental Disclosure and Investigations” at the OBA program The Anatomy of an Environmental Civil Action: Navigating to and Through Trial.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks on “Allocating Environmental Risk and Liability” at the 4th Mastering the Real Estate Deal Conference.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks on “Brownfields – Risk Assessment and Modified Generic Risk Assessment” at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2011.

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Bryan Buttigieg will be speaking on the topic of “Liabilities – Managing the Risk” at the OBA’s institute 2010 Environmental Law Program in Toronto on Feb 16, 2010.

For more information, click here.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at Ecojustice on “The Roles of the Environmental Expert in Environmental Litigation” in Toronto on January 27th.

For more information about Ecojustice and Bryan Buttigieg’s speaking engagement, please vist the Ecojustice web site.

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Bryan Buttigieg is speaking at the Environmental Deal-breakers in Real Estate and Business Transactions Course in Toronto on January 18 &19.

Bryan will be speaking on: Structuring the Real Estate Transaction to Allocate Environmental Liability.

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Vaughan

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception, on September 27, 2017. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and Construction Law Groups, our presentation will cover environmental...

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Miller Thomson’s 2017 Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference

We are pleased to invite you to Miller Thomson’s complimentary Labour Relations & Employment Law Conference. Our featured speakers will provide legal and practical insights on emerging HR topics impacting the workplace. Our program has been pre-approved for 5.75 Continuing Professional Development...

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Morning Recess: An Education Industry Seminar Series

Miller Thomson presents two complimentary presentations of Morning Recess, “Environmental Health and Safety Risks: Acquiring and Disposing of Property” & “Managing School Board Facilities” on June 16, 2016 and June 23, 2016. These two informative 45-minute webinars, address important environmental issues that can impact...

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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 A...

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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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Updates in Environmental Law

Miller Thomson’s CPD series continues in 2013 with our high-quality Continuing Professional Development series of breakfast meetings/webcasts open to all corporate counsel. Led by legal and industry experts, and accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada, the programs offer...

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Responding to Inspections and Incident Investigation

Miller Thomson hosts the Environmental Law Update, “Responding to Inspections and Incident Investigation,” on March 28th at Cambridge City Hall. Please click here to register.

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Green Buildings: Problems & Solutions

Miller Thomson’s CleanTech group speaks on Green Buildings.

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Miller Thomson is hosting a seminar on “Understanding Aboriginal & Environmental Issues in Project Development” on Nov. 26 in Waterloo

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Limitation Periods in Contaminated Land Cases: Ontario Court of Appeal provides some answers but leaves more questions for environmental lawyers and their clients

On January 11, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued its decision in Crombie v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. We had previously commented on the decision of the motions court that granted summary judgment in the matter. The OCA reversed the motions...

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Workplace Violence – Are you doing enough to protect your employees from workplace violence?

Two decisions of Ontario Provincial Courts this summer, highlight the increasing importance that the Courts, the Ministry of Labour, employers and employees are placing on the need to protect workers from incidents of workplace violence. On July 15, 2016, after...

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Proposed New Environmental Protection Act Exemption for School Ventilation Systems

On November 22, the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) placed a regulatory proposal on the Environmental Registry (EBR) to make amendments to O. Reg 524/98 (Exemptions from compliance approvals related to point source air emissions) related to,...

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Ontario Announces Risk Assessment Changes: Will the promise of quicker, cheaper brownfield risk assessments finally be realised?

On November 1, 2016, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change posted on the Environmental Registry its long awaited decision notice to bring into effect updates to the model used by property owners in submissions of Modified Generic Risk...

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Are you doing enough to protect your employees from workplace violence?

Two recent Ontario Provincial Court decisions highlight the increasing importance that the Courts, the Ministry of Labour, employers and employees are placing on the need to protect workers from incidents of workplace violence. On July 15, 2016, after an extensive...

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Workplace Violence – Part 1: Are you doing enough to protect your employees from workplace violence?

Two decisions of Ontario Provincial Courts this summer, highlight the increasing importance that the Courts, the Ministry of Labour, employers and employees are placing on the need to protect workers from incidents of workplace violence. On July 15, 2016, after...

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The Latest on Damages for Continuing Nuisance (Case Update: Crombie v. McColl-Frontenac – Limitations and Continuing Nuisance)

Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer, The Law Society of Upper Canada, October 2016

One of the enduring questions facing neighbours in a dispute over contamination that has crossed a property boundary, is the extent to which any tort or nuisance committed is ‘continuing’ and the impact that may have on the applicable limitation...

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Resolving Litigation over Contaminated Land

Contaminated land disputes pose a number of complex and often multidisciplinary problems to a litigator.

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Does Ontario Court of Appeal Midwest Decision Signal Big Changes to Environmental Civil Litigation in Ontario?

A potentially very significant decision was released by the Ontario Court of Appeal on Friday November 27, 2015 in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson, 2015 ONCA 819. The Midwest decision is a complete reversal of every aspect of the 2013...

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Liability and Green Buildings

Canadian Consulting Engineer, May 2014

Engineers who design buildings to be sustainable or “LEED-certified” have to be vigilant about the language in their contracts with owners.

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Sunlife and Bentall Kennedy in joint venture to develop premier rental location in Toronto’s Parkdale neigbourhood

Counsel to Sun Life Investment Management and Bentall Kennedy

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