Aird & Berlis LLP

Steve Zakem

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Steven Zakem is Managing Partner of Aird & Berlis and a member of the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. His municipal practice is primarily devoted to land use planning matters involving residential, commercial and industrial properties. He advises a broad range of private and public sector clients on practical solutions that are suited to their tolerance for risk and appetite for opportunity. Steven has appeared before local municipal planning bodies and has extensive experience appearing before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board).


Called to the Ontario Bar (1991). Recognized by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert, Best Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell.

Professional Memberships

Toronto Lands Corporation (Board Member 2014-2019); Canadian/Ontario Bar Association (Municipal Law Section, Past Chair 2003-2004); Lambda Alpha International Simcoe (Toronto) Chapter; Thomas More Lawyers' Guild of Toronto.