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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. The department is well-equipped to manage all aspects of legal work in the environmental field at all levels of complexity. To reach Paula Lombardi directly, please call 519.660.7878 or 416.962.5009.

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.

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.

Environmental Blog: To help you remain current on a range of topics related to environmental law, we post frequently on our blog. If you'd like to receive an email whenever we post a new article on our blog, be sure to click subscribe and let us know.


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Learn more about Paula Lombardi.

Paula Lombardi

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

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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.

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