Municipal & Real Estate Law
Municipal law is a complex area of law often involving multi-faceted expertise, multiple tiers of government and far reaching legislation and policy. Rodrigues Paiva LLP acts for municipalities, developers, property owners and corporations faced with complex and fundamental municipal issues.
The lawyers at Rodrigues Paiva LLP are experienced advocates before the Ontario Municipal Board, Committee of Adjustment and Superior Court of Justice in relation to land use planning appeals, development charge matters, expropriation compensation claims, by-law challenges and general land development matters. We also assist clients in navigating the newly formed Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (“LPAT”) and Toronto Local Appeal Body (“TLAB”). We are dedicated to resolving municipal law matters in Toronto and throughout the GTA, Waterloo Region and throughout Southwestern Ontario.
We strive to build the strongest possible case for our clients and have extensive professional relationships with knowledgeable and litigation-tested expert witnesses. We believe in thorough but efficient case preparation and make no compromises in advancing our clients’ interests. We only settle matters if a satisfactory outcome can be reached without a hearing.
Land Use Planning
We have successfully advocated for our clients at the Ontario Municipal Board and can assist your firm through the land development process with appeals relating to official plans, zoning by-laws and the re-zoning of lands, plans of subdivision and severances, site plans and minor variances. We have acted for developers of multi-use properties and vacant lands to reach their development goals.
We have extensive experience identifying and building the appropriate expert witness teams necessary to advance your development project and appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board in the strongest possible manner.