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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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Thank you Anna and staff. Yesterday was exhausting as you said but it was also interesting to watch the whole process. It was also refreshing to see such strength , kindness and compassion on your part in what looks to be a very harsh, ruthless environment. Thank you for your perseverance throughout the day to reach the best deal for M. that you could under the circumstances. It is a relief to know that this part of the process is over and that he now has a much better chance of securing a peaceful life. - J.

Hello, finally stopping by to say thank you for everything! I had the honor of having Jill McCartney work my case, amazing person to work with she is very nice, explains things very thoroughly. No complaints. - K.W.

As the COO of a midsize company I contacted Siskinds with regards to an intricate and somewhat challenging H.R. issue, and we were directed to Christopher Sinal. Upon review of this complex situation, his in depth knowledge of H.R. law allowed us to construct a clear and strategic plan. Phone calls and email enquiries were dealt with efficiently and timely. Chris displayed his competency and confidence in our final negotiations to bring closure to the case. We appreciate his preparedness and professionalism in representing our firm. - B.D.