Jane Pepino is the founder of the firm’s Municipal and Land Use Planning Group. Her practice includes providing advice on all aspects of the statutory scheme for planning, zoning and land development throughout Ontario, as well as on a broad range of municipal and provincial licensing and other regulatory matters. Jane advises governments, landowners and lenders on maximizing the value and utility of land in light of rapidly changing economic and political agendas. Her clients include provincial, regional and local governments or agencies, large development corporations, small landowners, and citizen and special interest groups. She regularly appears before various decision-making bodies controlling land development, including local planning committees and councils, conservation authorities, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) and the courts.
Called to the Ontario Bar (1973). Appointed Queen's Counsel (1985). Appointed to the Order of Canada (2000). Honorary Doctor of Laws, Law Society of Upper Canada (2005). OBA Municipal Law Section Award of Excellence (2008). Canadian Urban Institute's David Crombie Award (2011). Recognized by Chambers and Partners, Martindale-Hubbell, Best Lawyers, Expert Guides and Lexpert.
Canadian Urban Institute; International Women's Forum of Canada; Lambda Alpha International Simcoe (Toronto) Chapter; Building Industry and Land Development Association.