Blaney’s Environmental Law Group understands the special challenges involved in developing and implementing sound environmental compliance and stewardship policies within a strict regulatory context. We understand as well the special responsibilities owed by businesses in large footprint industries to the environment and society at large. We ensure that our services and how we deliver them reflect this understanding.
The Group is comprised of an interdisciplinary set of lawyers who share a common interest and expertise in particular aspects of environmental law and represent both private and public sector clients a wide range of environmental matters. Our lawyers are sought after speakers and writers in the area and recognized as leaders in their field.
Our range of services reflects the full breath of the firm. We act in commercial and financial transactions with complex environmental dimensions and regularly advise clients on liability and risk management (including material disclosure and directors and officers liability), site remediation and clean-ups including some of the most significant sites in the Province. Where necessary, we also provide advice and representation in related occupational health and safety aspects.
On the advocacy side, our lawyers regularly appear before all levels of the Ontario courts and administrative tribunals such as the Environmental Review Tribunal, and before government and policy-making bodies, in all areas of environmental regulation including impact assessments, contaminated land issues, regulatory proceedings, sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as in quasi-criminal and by-law violation prosecutions.
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