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Environmental law can be a maze of technical, legal and regulatory matters. Our team focuses on this area of law and understands the complex and technical nature of environmental issues. We provide team-based solutions and strategies to assist our clients in managing today’s heavily regulated industries.

Environmental regulations and duties are constantly evolving. We know the law and the changes that are coming, and we work with our clients to keep them up-to-date so they can focus on running their business. We post frequently on our blog so we can keep you informed of changes to environmental laws in Ontario and Canada. We are also the authors of the leading textbook on the Ontario Environmental Protection Act.

Partner Paula Lombardi has 17 years of experience focused on environmental and municipal law. With two associates, Michael Connell and Chantal deSereville, the team is well-equipped to manage all aspects of legal work in the environmental field at all levels of complexity.

Canada's Respected Environmental Law Firm

Siskinds’ environmental law group assists our clients in navigating the ever-changing environmental regulatory landscape which has become an amalgam of technical and legal issues. Whether a start-up business, selling or acquiring a business or property, developing land, managing an on-going operation, dealing with contaminated property, or facing allegations of regulatory non-compliance, our multidisciplinary team of environmental lawyers and attorneys is well equipped to represent your interests with practical, creative, timely, effective and strategic advice. W

We are also experts in advising property owners, developers and potential purposes about their rights and obligations concerning contaminated land. In the case of a spill or other adverse environmental event, you need to act quickly. Our team can provide guidance and counsel.

Our Team

Learn more about Chantal deSereville.

Chantal deSereville

Associate - Environmental, Municipal, Regulatory, Administrative Law
Learn more about Michael Connell.

Michael Connell

Associate - Environmental, Municipal, Regulatory, Administrative Law
Learn more about Paula Lombardi.

Paula Lombardi

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

Specific Areas of Law

Contaminated Properties

Your exposure is often invisible. Be sure to speak to us before buying or leasing property.

Defence of Prosecutions

You need strong legal representation in this complex and strictly regulated area. We know your options.

Lawyers Across Our Firm

With over 80 lawyers who focus on diverse areas of the law, we can help you. Start here.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.

I cannot thank you enough for what you [Chris Collins] and Charlene [Howlett] have done for me! I was so wary and anxious about beginning the legal process, but you and Charlene expertly guided me through it all, every step of the way. Charlene’s timely, patient responses and quick results when dealing with my own insurance company were all truly amazing. Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness, thoughtfulness, patience and steady support when I felt so unsure and my head was spinning. The outcome was an amazing, surprise, surpassing my hopes. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. From the bottom of my heart I thank you so very much! - C.E.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am very thankful to have been represented by Marie [Tukara] in what started as a high conflict marriage separation. I wanted to fight back as hard as possible, but not compromise my own integrity and sense of fairness. Marie was the right lawyer for me, as her integrity and desire for fairness, especially with respect to the children, was in line with my own. I found her to be incredibly competent and efficient in synthesizing a complex story into a concise response for legal documentation. In short, with Marie I was able to neutralize a large amount of unfairness delivered my way without having to stoop to the other party’s level, which is what any self-respecting person would ultimately want from their lawyer in my position. - A.S.

4 out of 5 stars.

When my husband and I bought a business, we chose Siskinds as we had a friend working there. Our purchase was relatively straightforward, and the lawyers involved gave us just the right amount of advice and legal support. They kept the amount of work inline with the size of our business, which was great. I'm giving four stars as our work wasn't complicated, but I wanted to say that you shouldn't be afraid of using a big firm like Siskinds for anything you need. -L.G.