Planning & Development

Personal Planning And Development Law

For all your planning and development needs, the Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) team of experienced legal professionals can help every step of the way. We provide a range of services in the areas of planning and development law, aggregate extraction, and municipal law. Our planning and development group incorporates lawyers in a range crucial legal matters including condominium law, OMB, real estate development and litigation.

Areas of Planning and Development Law

Real Estate Planning & Development

Real estate planning and development has a great many complications that can arise especially when matters are not handled properly the first time. To ensure all documentation and other matters are handled correctly, look to the professionals at the DFS real estate planning and development team. We have the expertise to help our clients navigate the regulatory framework surrounding planning and development work.

Expertise in Aggregate Extraction Law

Aggregate extraction, which is material harvested from a seabed for use in various construction projects, can lead to legal issues for developers. Our team of lawyers has specialized expertise in environmental laws surrounding the extraction and use of this material.

We can help clients navigate the complex maze of statutory and regulatory requirements relating to resource extraction. DSF’s lawyers are members of the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and have had significant success with license applications under the Aggregate Resources Act.

We offer professional legal services to:

  •  License applications under the Aggregate Resources Act and environmental assessments.
  • Advise on applications for Judicial Review.
  • Representation in hearings before:
    • The Environmental Assessment Board
    • The Environmental Review Tribunal
    • The Consolidated Hearing Board
    • The Ontario Municipal Board.

Municipal Law

Along with representing individuals and companies, DSF is also experienced in representing municipalities in connection with planning, development and environmental matters, as well as human resource matters.

Top Novae Res Urbis Toronto Development Law Firms

When you choose DFS you get a law firm that has been named in the top Toronto Development Law Firms by Novae Res URbis. Novae Res Urbis is the premier source of news, information and commentary about municipal government and urban planning in the GTA. The DFS team is extremely proud of this honor and look forward to showing even more clients what a difference a top law firm can make in planning and development.

To learn more about any of our planning and development legal services, use our contact page to reach any of our three convenient locations in Whitby, Barrie and Toronto.