Leading land development lawyer, Michael McQuaid QC, recently retired from the practice of law.
Prior to retirement, Mike was a senior litigation and administrative law counsel. He has extensive experience in the municipal law area, particularly before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and Boards involving environmental, expropriation and other matters. He has extensive experience in processing developments in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, including the Oak Ridges Moraine area. He is past external counsel for the City of Toronto for the development of the Railway Lands, including the SkyDome Precinct, and acted for the City of Burlington in the application for the first major regional waste management undertaking to be heard under the Environmental Assessment Act before a Joint Board. He acted for the Ottawa Senators before the OMB leading to the approval of the “Palladium”, formerly Corel Stadium, now Scotiabank Place, in the Ottawa area.
Mike was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1979. Mike was recognized as one of the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media. He was also recognized as a leading practitioner in Toronto in land use planning work in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has written articles in the areas of municipal planning, municipal finance and environmental matters.
We thank Mike for his contributions to the firm and wish him all the best in the future.
For all enquiries, please contact Bruce Engell at 416.947.5018 or email@example.com.
Called to the Bar
- Ontario (1965)
- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1963
- B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1960