Defence of prosecutions
Real estate transactions
Environmental due diligence
Environmental management systems
Allocation of liability
Obtaining permits and approval
Municipal & Planning
Developers and members of the real estate industry are in a position to directly benefit from the experience and expertise of Gibsons LLP’s municipal and planning law team. We are equipped to provide extensive advice and experience relating to all municipal and planning matters which include official plan amendments, rezonings and applications before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), as well, as a variety of municipal committees and councils. Our municipal planning law team also provides representation on minor variance and severance applications; often benefitting, in these matters, from the excellent relationship we have developed and maintain with municipal planners and their administrative staffs.
We work closely with development clients to assist with the successful creation and implementation of development agreements. Our municipal and planning law team has demonstrated its ability to creatively overcome roadblocks and hurdles which otherwise have the potential to undermine a sound development project. The firm also has experience in expropriations, resource development applications and other matters brought before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. We are in a position to draw together consultants necessary to make a first-class representation of your position in these matters.
The services of our real estate team are directed toward supporting the success of your real estate transactions. We work closely with the client to identify potential problems and develop solutions which will permit your transaction to close in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Whether the transaction involves residential, institutional (including not-for-profits and charities) or commercial properties, our team is equipped to give you the advice and service you need, relating to both the financial and legal aspects of the sale. We can provide guidance and support with regards to project financing, subdivision, condominium, and other land assembly projects. We can also assist with such matters as severances, minor variance applications, zoning, and property tax issues.
Rather than requiring real estate development clients to consult different firms, experts and government agencies for zoning applications, environmental assessments and other tasks necessary for development, Gibsons LLP’s well-versed legal team can provide you with the information and the documents you need.
Wills & Estate Planning
The members of our wills and estates team understand how important it is to ensure the financial security of our clients and their successors. We advise individuals, institutions and corporate clients, including not-for-profits and charities, on the most advantageous method of organizing their financial affairs while always taking into account the wide range of tax, security and other issues.
We understand that you need the right information in order to make the right choices, with respect to your will and estate planning. In keeping with this, our lawyers often accept invitations to speak to seniors groups and community organizations on a variety of topics relating to this area of the law.
We regularly assist individual and corporate trustees to administer estates which allows relevant matters to be resolved in a timely and cost-effective manner. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have with respect to your will and estate planning. The best time, to consider and act upon your options, is now.