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  • 2014 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year

    Donna Shier named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2014, Environmental Law, Toronto.

  • 2013 Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year

    Charles Birchall named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2013, Environmental Law, Toronto.

  • Lexpert Ranked for 2013

    Donna Shier and Marc McAree are rated Consistently Recommended, and John Willms and Julie Abouchar are rated Repeatedly Recommended, Environmental Law. Julie Abouchar is rated Repeatedly Recommended, Aboriginal Law.

  • Best Lawyers Logo2014 Best Lawyers

    John Willms, Donna Shier, Marc McAree, Julie Abouchar and Charles Birchall have been selected by their peers to be included in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in Canada... READ MORE

  • Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP wins DealMakers Country Awards 2013.

    The DealMakers Country Awards 2013 recognizes a select number of leading professional firms, across the globe, for their individual areas of specialization... READ MORE

  • Lawyers World LogoLawyers World 2011 Award Winner: Environmental Law Firm of the Year.

    The magazine’s annual Lawyers World Law Awards recognize a select number of leading professional firms across the globe for their exceptional performance in their areas of specialization and geographical regions.

  • ICFM LogoInterContinental Finance Magazine

    The InterContinental Finance Magazine, along with members of their readership, lists Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP as one of their Top Tier advisors.

  • Practical Law LogoPLC Cross-border Environment multi-jurisdictional guide 2011-2012 endorses Willms & Shier.

    The guide is the leading resource on environment law around the world and is used by in-house counsel and referring law firms requiring advice in unfamiliar jurisdictions.

  • Willms & Shier is named winner of the 2013 Corporate Intl Magazine Legal Award for Environment Law - Law Firm of the Year in Canada.

  • Candian LawyerThe Canadian Lawyer Magazine, January 2013, names Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP one of Canada's top 5 environmental law boutiques

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP represents clients on a full range of environment, Aboriginal and energy law issues.  Our dedicated legal team includes five Environmental Law Specialists certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada plus lawyers with backgrounds in environmental science and environmental planning.

Willms & Shier is known for its extensive knowledge and innovative solutions in a broad range of practice areas including defence of prosecution, corporate due diligence and risk management, toxic tort litigation, brownfields strategy and contaminated site remediation, environmental assessment and approvals, municipal law, Aboriginal consultation, First Nations development and renewable energy matters. Our leadership and participation at conferences and events help us maintain cutting edge knowledge and analysis of Canada’s changing environmental laws.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Real Estate Forum's 10th Annual Land & Development Conference

John Georgakopoulos will be speaking at the 10th Annual Land & Development Conference on "Developing Challenged Sites: The Need for Innovative Strategies and Patience". The panel will discuss maximizing development opportunities from brownfields and contaminated sites. From purchase to development, they will explore what you need to know regarding these challenged sites.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Hamilton Halton Construction Association: Environmental Law Issues for the Construction Sector - Pitfalls, Perils & Risk Management


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

OBA: Developments in D&O Liability for Environmental Contamination


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CANECT 2014: Water and Wastewater: Compliance and Due Diligence


"The thing that is most valuable is that I have absolute confidence in the advice I’m getting."

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers Client