Regulatory Offences (Municipal)

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.

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Laura practises in the area of administrative law, including condominium, residential tenancies,municipal, planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax and accessibility law. Laura is a member and active contributor to numerous condominium, development and housing industry organizations.

Joe's main areas of practice include residential tenancies, municipal planning and zoning, expropriations, and property tax assessment appeals. Joe has a wealth of litigation experience before a variety of boards, tribunals, and appellate courts. He is author of "A Practical Guide to the Tenant Protection Act".

Kristin's practice focuses on residential and commercial tenancies, human rights, condominium law and appellate advocacy. She works exclusively for housing providers and landlords with respect to all lease issues. Kristin regularly speaks at property management conferences and teaches human rights training courses to landlords and property managers.

Stephanie practices in commercial litigation with a focus on construction law, real estate law, municipal law and estate litigation. Stephanie also represents clients before administrative bodies and tribunals in relation to real estate transactions and Planning Act matters. While a student at Western, Stephanie was named top oralist in both the Lerners Cup finals and…

Mark practises in the firm's administrative law department, including condominium law, residential tenancies, municipal law, planning and zoning, expropriations and provincial offences.