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Siskinds’ Municipal, Planning & Environmental Group regularly acts as counsel to a broad range of public and private sector clients.

Our lawyers offer a full spectrum of municipal, planning and environmental legal services. Our focus is to avoid, mitigate and manage liabilities and risks for our clients. According to the circumstances, this is achieved through contractual safeguards, operational and transactional due diligence, risk and compliance audits, and prevention programs to name a few.

As part of its transactions practice, we assist buyers, sellers, lenders and investors through land-use planning and environmental elements of a transaction.

When necessary, we also represent clients in litigation matters and before administrative tribunals.

We have considerable experience reviewing technical reports and in working with the consultants who write them.

We advise and negotiate with regulators on a wide range of approval, compliance and due diligence matters. With this experience we can offer strategic advice on: brownfield redevelopment; chemical storage and handling; development agreements; environmental impact assessment; environmental and planning approvals; environmental assessments (both federal and provincial); energy approvals; expropriations; municipal contracts; public inquiries and inquests; the Municipal Act; waste management matters; and assisting clients with regulatory compliance.

The goal of the Municipal, Planning & Environmental Group is to offer a practical, creative and results-oriented approach that integrates the proposed solution with each client’s unique objectives and goals.


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Paula Lombardi

Partner & Department Head, Environmental, Municipal & Planning, Regulatory Law

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