Janet Bobechko co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association CLE program, The Ins-and-Outs of Infrastructure Development: Managing Environmental Risks on November 30, 2011. Todd Latham from ReNew Canada was the moderator for the “Infrastructure Challenges” session and Tariq Taherbhai, Legal Counsel from Infrastructure Ontario was a speaker.
Condo 101, a three-hour seminar for municipal planning staff written and presented by Blaneys partners, Tammy Evans and Marc Kemerer, got a positive review in the November 29, 2011 issue of Liaison, the Government Relations e-Newsletter of the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).
Blaneys lawyer and election law expert, Jack Siegel, was quoted in an article in The Globe and Mail, on December 2, 2011, Ford Asks Court to Set Aside Decision to Audit his Election Expenses, commenting on the decision by Mayor F
Blaney McMurtry LLP is pleased to announce that Douglas Hendler has joined the firm where he will continue his practice in corporate/commercial law, real estate law, institutional financing, and estate and succession planning.
Congratulations to Blaney McMurtry partners, Mark G. Lichty, Crawford W. Spratt, and Henry J. Chang, who were recognized among the top Canadian practitioners in 31 practice sectors in Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2011.
Congratulations to Blaneys partner, Michael J. Penman, on his appointment to the Tag Foundation Trustees and Advisors Committee, effective October 8, 2011. The trustees and advisors of the TAG Foundation provide advice and counsel to the Foundation on the distribution of TAG Foundation funds, contributed by The Appleton Group, Inc.
Blaney McMurtry partner, John Polyzogopoulos, was interviewed November 24, 2011, for a feature that aired on the 6pm news hour on the local Greek radio station, CHTO, AM1690, Toronto, and TV station, Odyssey Network, Rogers Channel 897. The purpose of the interview was to discuss and promote a pro bono legal clinic, of which John is a Director, run by the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association in conjunction with the Greek Community of Toronto
Jack Siegal was part of a group of veterans from various political parties and career backgrounds who passed on their experience and insight at a training symposium for the next generation of polical staff held at Seneca College, Toronto, on November 5, 6, 12 and 13. The symposium was intended to be a practical, how-to program for anyone wanting to work as a staffer in the field of politics. Other guest lecturers included Steven Paikin (host of TVO's "The Agenda"), George Smitherman and Gerry Caplain.
Blaneys' head of the Environmental Law Group, Janet Bobechko, attended the 2011 Remediation Technologies Symposium (REMTECH) in Banff, Alberta. The program was hosted by the Environmental Services Associate of Alberta (ESAA). Janet is involved with CN in organizing the creation of a new sustainable group for Canada called SuRF Canada.
Janet Bobechko, who heads the firm's Environmental Law Group, was a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Continuing Legal Education program, The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2011, on October 17, 2011. Janet's topic was "Vendor's Liability Protection."