Municipal Law

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  • Dr. Lugosi is the only lawyer I trust my cases to and the best lawyer in my opinion! His knowledge, expertise, professionalism, and caring are without rival. I highly recommend Dr. Lugosi, Mr. Hallsor and the entire Crease Harman LLP team to all my friends. Thank -you for a great job!

    Dorothy Boyd
  • We used Crease Harman for our legal affairs and it was the best decision we could have made; Michael is a true professional with a detailed knowledge of the subjects we needed help with. He is highly qualified and left us with great confidence.

    Emily Coulas
  • A true professional in every way! Very knowledgeable , experienced and well connected in the community. Always patient, integral and offers valuable advice to his clients.

    Blair Veenstra

Crease Harman has a standing referral relationship with eminent municipal counsel, Lorena Staples Q.C. This arrangement allows our clients to have access to top-level advice and support in dealing with municipal government.

Municipal Law Practice

Areas of Practice

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
  • licensing matters
  • building, occupancy and other permits, and appeals arising therefrom including judicial review
  • Building Code, Fire Code and other code defenses
  • representation before tribunals and courts
  • appearances before municipal councils and committees
  • construction and project management agreements
  • operation and management agreements

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