Companies regularly call on us for solutions when dealing with contaminated-site cleanup and liability, the establishment of municipal landfill and waste management operations, air and water permitting requirements, spill responses, greenhouse gas emissions or the import, export and disposal of hazardous or toxic substances. Our litigators have successfully defended numerous corporations, municipalities and individuals charged with environmental offences or named in government compliance and remediation orders. Preventing problems beforehand, however, is more valuable to companies than solving them once they occur. We develop sophisticated strategies to minimize our clients’ exposure to environmental liabilities and advise clients on management, compliance, due diligence procedures, training and permit requirements for projects with potential environmental ramifications.
We also regularly advise on aboriginal rights and have been involved in virtually every aspect of aboriginal rights and constitutional litigation on behalf of First Nations, including numerous precedent-setting cases. Our lawyers have acted for corporations, organizations, institutions and First Nations in connection with various business opportunities and transactions, and on several landmark claims involving aboriginal rights, lands and natural resources.