Municipal, Planning & Expropriation


Blaney McMurtry has well-recognized depth and expertise in providing counsel to both the public and private sectors in all aspects of Municipal, Planning and Expropriation Law.

These related fields, in a variety of ways, connect with the use and ownership of land. The practice covers both traditional solicitors’ work, involving transactions, through to appearances before Municipal Councils, other government agencies and authorities, as well as before a variety of Boards, Tribunals, Commissions, and appearances before the Courts. The types of matters dealt with include the following, which is only a partial list:

  • Real Estate Development (all asset classes)
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Planning Approvals
  • Infrastructure
  • Privatization
  • Public Sector/Private Sector Joint-Ventures
  • Municipal Restructuring
  • Municipal Law
  • Expropriation and Injurious Affection
  • Municipal Liability
  • Development Charges
  • Property Tax Assessment
  • Business Assessment
  • Environmental Approvals
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Prosecutions
  • Site Remediation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Waste Management
  • Industrial, Mineral and Aggregate Resource