For more than two decades we have provided wide-ranging legal services to local municipalities, their related agencies and boards. We have also assisted private individuals and companies in working through local government issues.

The legal issues that local governments and their citizens face are incredibly diverse as is our experience.

Our Experience:

  • By-law drafting and review
  • Business Licensing
  • Closed Session investigations and determination of matters to be properly discussed in closed session
  • Community Improvement Plans
  • Construction, proposals and tendering
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Drainage Act
  • Expropriation
  • Freedom of information / Privacy (including Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) issues)
  • Insurance coverage / Risk Management
  • Jurisdiction and governance
  • Minor Variances and other Committee of Adjustment matters
  • Official Plan Amendments
  • Ontario Heritage Act
  • OMB Hearings
  • Plans of Subdivision
  • Policing
  • Procedure and Policy drafting and review
  • Procurement
  • Public Private Partnerships (3Ps)
  • Real estate (purchase and sale, easements, rights of way and leasing / licenses)
  • Restructuring Proposals
  • Risk Management and Claims review.
  • Site Plan Control
  • Tax Arrears and Sales
  • Zoning

Local government issues are also very time sensitive. We emphasize responding to emerging issues by providing practical timely advice.


At Jim Renick & Associates, we offer support in these and many other matters, for more information, please contact our office directly to see how we can help you!


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