SOK’s municipal, planning and development lawyers represent both private and public sector clients in a variety of municipal, land use, land division and land development matters. Our lawyers have worked for major cities, regional governments and municipalities and understand private and public sector perspectives on the planning and development process.
We work with clients and their consultants to navigate the approval process and to achieve their planning and development goals. Our lawyers regularly conduct hearings before administrative tribunals and the courts and have experience in all aspects of land use, division and development processes including:
- Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments;
- Site Plan Approvals;
- Subdivision Approvals;
- Municipal Agreements;
- Development Charges;
- Minor Variances and Consents;
- Municipal Licensing and Standards;
- Building Permits; and
- Municipal by-law interpretation, drafting and litigation.