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Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Environment

2 ranked lawyersBand 4CanadaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded environmental law boutique headquartered in Toronto, whose services run the gamut of environmental issues from litigation to transactions and regulatory advice. Clients include a broad range of municipalities and real estate, transportation and energy companies. Particular areas of strength include advising on the redevelopment of contaminated land, obtaining permits and approvals, as well as waste water treatment and management. The firm has additional offices in Ottawa, Calgary and Yellowknife.

Strengths

Market voices laud Willms & Shier for its "deep bench," remarking on "the high number of certified environmental law specialists at the firm."

Peers affirm: "In Ontario they are certainly leaders."

Notable practitioners

With more than four decades' experience, Donna Shier is well known for her expertise in contaminated land issues. Sources know her as "one of Canada’s leading environmental law practitioners," recognising that she "represents major industrial clients."

Interviewees acknowledge Marc McAree for his "masterful command of strategy and case law," noting that "he understands how technical data must be integrated in his legal arguments." Sources also praise the way in which he is "direct, concise and clear in his instructions."

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Canada

Environment


Donna Shier
Band 4
Marc McAree
Band 3