Property owners and land developers are routinely exposed to potential liability and offences under many statutes, including the Ontario Building Code, Fire Code, Residential Tenancies Act, Property Standards By-laws, Retirement Home Act, Liquor License Act, Municipal Zoning and Licensing By-laws.
Our lawyers can help you with the following:
- Negotiate with government agencies, crown attorneys and investigators in an attempt to avoid the laying of charges or prosecution;
- Advise you regarding the production of business records or statements that government agencies or investigators may want from you, your business, or your employees;
- Advise you and represent you in handling search and seizure issues; and
- Negotiate the best resolution or advocate on your behalf, if charges cannot be avoided.
Our department is uniquely placed to deal with charges of regulatory offences against owners and managers of real estate holdings. Our lawyers combine a willingness to fight it out in the trenches with a vigorous and disciplined approach to defending clients. We have a tradition of excellence representing individuals and businesses both in trials and appeals at all levels of court right up to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Our lawyers have experience representing clients with respect to provincial and statutory offences, such as Building and Fire Code Charges, Zoning and Licensing By-Law infractions, Liquor License Offences, and other regulatory and provincial offence charges. Our defence team is rounded out by experienced team of paralegals and articling law students.