Municipal Law


Crease Harman offers comprehensive advice and expertise in relation to all forms of municipal law including:

  • severances, minor variances, non-conforming uses and other permissions
  • development permits
  • subdivision and site plan agreements
  • development agreements
  • cost sharing agreements
  • by-law approvals and appeals
  • lobbying for legislative change
  • property tax planning
  • municipal by-law interpretation and litigation
  • municipal law opinions
  • licencing matters
  • building, occupancy and other permits, and appeals arising therefrom including judicial review
  • Building Code, Fire Code and other code defences
  • representation before tribunals and courts
  • appearances before municipal councils and committees
  • construction and project management agreements
  • operation and management agreements

The following lawyers practice in the field of Municipal Law: 

As of December, 2011, Lorena Staples Q.C. and Crease Harman will carry on a referral relationship. Incidental to this relationship with Ms. Staples, Crease Harman clients have access to top level advice and support in dealing with municipal government.