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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. 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.

Our Team

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
Learn more about Chantal deSereville.

Chantal deSereville

Associate - Environmental, Municipal, Regulatory, Administrative 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 am certainly grateful for Jill McCartney and Madeline McKinnon for all the time they spent on the class action for my and many others issue. People like me do not understand all the legal procedures and get impatient but the team was there to answer any questions or concerns no matter how many times I called or e-mailed and encouraged me to do so . In the end Jill made sure I totally understood the decisions.  Thank you so much for caring. Would recommend this firm anytime. - F.A.

5 out of 5 stars.

I am sincerely grateful to Leanne Kuchynski for representing my wife and I in what we considered to be an unprecedented situation. Leanne's compassion, practical advice, openness to feedback, brilliant strategic thinking and outstanding work ethic led to the most optimal outcome while maintaining a superior human experience. Despite the harsh realities of the situation, I felt extremely comfortable that our best interest was Leanne's utmost priority and was confident in her demonstrated ability. She was professional and exceptionally thorough, yet remained remarkably caring.

I use to have a somewhat cautious disposition towards lawyers based on past experiences; however, Leanne completely restored my faith in the profession and earned my unquestionable loyalty for all future legal needs. - S.M.

5 out of 5 stars.

“Knowledge is Power” is the driving force behind Catherine Bruni’s style of defense. Over the past decade Cathy has represented our firm with much success; the key factor being that Cathy knows every detail of the case, not only from the defense perspective, but the plaintiff’s side as well. Understanding the case from every angle gives our team an advantage, resulting in very favourable outcomes. Cathy’s straightforward approach has earned our respect and created a relationship of trust and confidence. Litigation is a stressful experience that can take away from one’s ability to operate a business. With Catherine Bruni as our advocate, we can continue to focus on the success of our business knowing that Cathy is managing one of the more difficult aspects of our business’s exposures. - A.P.