General Advice and Counsel for Municipalities Throughout Southwestern Ontario

Garrod Pickfield LLP provides ongoing general legal counsel for municipalities, enabling its clients to better serve the public while avoiding legal complications and minimizing unnecessary disputes and conflicts.

Our lawyers have several decades of experience in this field and excellent working relationships with municipalities throughout the province. We provide advice and representation to both urban governments including Guelph, Oakville, Hamilton and Peel Region as well as many rural municipalities.

A Full Range of Municipal Legal Services

Garrod Pickfield LLP can deliver the full range general advice and counsel that municipalities require, including:

  • Advice and representation with respect to official plan policies, zoning, consents and subdivisions, minor variances and site plan approvals
  • Counsel on approvals and compliance issues related to waste management, landfill, sewage and water regulations, including source water protection
  • Wind Energy and Renewable Energy Projects under the Green Energy Act
  • Advice on environmental approvals and environmental charges
  • Advice and representation with respect to development charges and municipal permitting, financing and taxation
  • Negotiations for land acquisition and expropriations
  • Advice on municipal conflicts of interest issues and other municipal rules, protocols, practices and processes
  • Drafting of municipal bylaws, policies, guidelines and procedures
  • Negotiating and drafting of municipal agreements with developers, government authorities and individuals
  • Development of proactive legal and other measures, processes and best practices to avoid unnecessary appeals and court challenges
  • Regular representation of municipalities in OMB hearings and in the courts

Contact Us

Garrod Pickfield LLP practices municipality law on behalf of municipalities throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Southwestern Ontario. Call us at 519-837-0500 or fill in our online form.