Jonathan W. Kahn
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3868

Detailed Profile

Jonathan is widely regarded as one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers. For more than 25 years, he has provided representation and advice on a broad range of environmental and natural resources law issues.

He routinely represents clients on environmental disputes, the purchase, sale, and remediation of contaminated land, mining regulation and permitting; management of natural resources; the transportation, handling and disposal of hazardous substances; environmental permitting; air, water and waste regulation; lender liability; and other environmental matters.

Jonathan's wide-ranging expertise also includes representing accused corporations in some of Canada's most significant environmental prosecutions; acting for proponents in major mining, renewable energy and infrastructure projects and providing environmental law advice on some of Canada's biggest deals. Jonathan's clients span a wide spectrum of industries, including chemical, mining, construction, oil and gas, transportation, general manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage and agribusiness.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Jonathan is regularly recognized as a leading Canadian environmental lawyer in industry publications including:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Band 1: Environment)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Band 1: Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal Awards 2018 (Environmental Lawyer of the Year)

  • Who's Who Legal: Environment (one of 15 "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" globally in the 2014 and 2015 editions)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2019

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Environment)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (Environment)

  • Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Global Elite 2020

  • Lexpert's Report on Business – Special Edition on Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers

  • Lexpert's Report on Business – Special Edition on Canada's Leading Mining Lawyers

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Environment Lawyers 2018

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada

PUBLICATIONS
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: Cross Canada Hot Topics: Ontario Endangered Species Reform
Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver, B.C., May 2-3, 2019.
Speaker: The Changing Face of the Energy Market – A View from Across the Pond
UK Environmental Law Association, London, U.K., May 9, 2018.
Speaker: Natural Resources Exploitation: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
61st Congress, Union Internationale des Avocats, Toronto, Ontario, October 27-31, 2017.
Speaker: Water Regulation Developments in Ontario
Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit, Canadian Bar Association, Montréal, Quebec, April 27-28, 2017.
Chair: Environmental Summit of the Americas
American Bar Association (co-sponsored program), Los Angeles, California, March 29-31, 2017.
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