In today's sophisticated regulatory climate, land development requires approval from municipal authorities and other public agencies, in what can be a complex, lengthy and, at times, contentious process. Landowners and developers will likely need legal counsel to assist them with navigating the approval process. This includes everything from small-scale changes, such as minor variances and consents that can be expedited, to more complicated official plan and zoning bylaw amendments that shape the face of our communities.
The Blakes Commercial Real Estate group includes lawyers practising land use planning and development law, environmental law and litigation. We work for your best interests throughout the development approval process, from the initial due diligence stages to the issuance of building permits so construction can commence.
When needed, our municipal planning and regulatory lawyers advocate on behalf of our clients before municipal councils and committees of adjustment and regularly appear before various land tribunals.
Blakes has the municipal and planning law insight to help you work through approvals efficiently and effectively.