Canadian Forms & Precedents - Municipal Law
Publisher: LexisNexis Canada
Harnessing the New Power of Municipalities
Municipal power has expanded dramatically over the past 10 years. Today's legislation is less prescriptive, giving municipalities the authority to craft their own by-law terms.
When drafting by-laws, many important questions must be considered:
- Can a municipality undertake the given action?
- Is the by-law valid and enforceable?
- Does it accomplish its objectives?
- Will it withstand a court challenge?
- On what grounds could the by-law be struck down?
Canadian Forms&; Precedents - Municipal Law gives you a complete package of tools to simplify drafting municipal legal documents including:
- Expert commentary to guide you through the essential aspects of municipal legal practice and how to use key municipal forms
- 40+ comprehensive state-of-the-art sample forms and precedents to assist you with developing documents related to regulatory by-laws, licensing, municipal agreements, Community Development Corporations and Business Improvement Areas, municipal finances, tax sales, and expropriation
- Advice on regulating in broader areas of jurisdiction, including tree protection, site alteration, and fees and charges
- Checklists to ensure no fine details are overlooked
- Full text of Ontario Municipal Act, City of Toronto Act, 2006, and Ontario Expropriations Act for quick, convenient reference
Each author has extensive experience representing both municipalities and the private sector, including developers, public institutions, industrial and commercial businesses, and individuals. Updates to the text will be provided regularly to keep you current on changes to municipal authority.
A Comprehensive Resource for Private and Public Sector Practitioners
- Lawyers practising in the municipal law field who draft and review by-laws required by a municipality and who need a complete drafting tool to save time and money when preparing documents for municipal clients
- Municipal staff whose responsibilities include preparing by-laws and advising council
- General practice lawyers seeking expert guidance on municipal by-laws
- Planning, engineering, environmental, and other consultants working in the municipal field, who also have occasion to draft, review, or interpret municipal by-laws
Billing Method: Updates Billed As Issued
Table of Contents
1: General Regulatory By-laws
2: Licensing By-laws
3: Municipal Agreements
4: Establishment of Community Development Corporations and Business Improvement Areas
5: Municipal Finance
6: Tax Sales
Stanley Makuch, LL.B., LL.M., Signe Leisk, LL.B., James Ayres, LL.B. & Nicole Auty, LL.B.
Stanley Makuch, LL.B., LL.M.,
is a Partner with Cassels Brock LLP in the Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group. He has extensive experience representing major private and public sector clients before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Assessment Board, and the courts. He is the author of a number of books and articles, and the founding editor of The Municipal and Planning Law Reports
. He was Vice Chair of the Committee of Adjustment of the City of Toronto and a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission and the City of Toronto Planning Board. He was also Professor of Law and Planning at the University of Toronto, as well as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law and currently is Adjunct Professor of Law and Planning at the University of Toronto.
Signe Leisk, LL.B.,
is a Partner with Cassels Brock LLP in the Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group. Her practice encompasses all aspects of municipal, planning and environmental law including expropriations, property tax assessment appeals, proceedings under the Building Code Act
, and the judicial review of the exercise of municipal authority. She has extensive administrative law experience, representing public and private sector clients before the Ontario Municipal Board and the Courts. She is also co-author of Municipal and Planning Law in Canada, 2nd Edition
James Ayres, LL.B.,
is a Partner with Cassels Brock LLP in the Municipal, Planning and Environmental Law Group. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Municipal and Environmental Law. He appears regularly in front of municipal councils, tribunals, and boards, including the Ontario Municipal Board. He advises clients on all aspects of municipal and environmental law, including land use planning/land development, municipal governance, expropriation, environmental approvals, waste management, and environmental due diligence aspects of corporate finance, securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.
Nicole Auty, LL.B.,
practises municipal, planning, and environmental law with Cassels Brock LLP, including tax assessment appeals. She has acted for clients in matters before the Ontario Municipal Board, other administrative tribunals and the Superior Courts in relation to a range of municipal, planning and environmental law issues, including appeals from the OMB to the Courts. She is also an elected member of the 2008–2009 Ontario Bar Association Municipal Law Executive.
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