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August 27, 2018

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2019 Edition

Congratulations to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP partners  Donna Shier, Marc McAree, Julie Abouchar and Charle... More
June 18, 2018

President of the Women's Law Association of Ontario - Jacquelyn Stevens!

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers is proud to announce that partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Jacquelyn Stevens, is the ne... More
May 10, 2018

John Georgakopoulos Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine Article - Ontario bill sparks debate on climate change litigation

Check out the April 2018 issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist John Georgakopoulos, is quoted in... More
March 02, 2018

Donna Shier Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine Article - Managing Contamination in a Sale

Check out the January 2018 issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist Donna Shier, is repeatedly quoted in... More
November 02, 2017

Moving - Friday, November 3, 2017

On Friday, November 3, 2017, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP’s Toronto office will be moving to its new location at 1 Toronto Stree... More
August 01, 2017

Julie Abouchar Quoted in Article - Government Failed in its Duty to Consult

Julie Abouchar is quoted in the article "Government Failed in its Duty to Consult" by Alex Robinson, Law Times, July 31, 2017. Click here to... More
February 24, 2017

2017 W&S Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

On Saturday, March 4, 2017 Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and Osgoode Hall Law School will be hosting the 2017 Willms & Shier Enviro... More
December 19, 2016

Marc McAree Named Among the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner Marc McAree for being selected for inclusion in the 2015 Lexpert™®/American Lawyer Guide ... More
December 07, 2016

Willms & Shier named Law Firm of the Year - The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017 Edition

Congratulations to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP for being named "Law Firm of the Year" for Environmental Law in the 2017 Edition of Th... More
December 07, 2016

Willms & Shier Lawyers Are Once Again Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2017

Congratulations to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP partners Donna Shier, Marc McAree, Julie Abouchar and Charles... More
January 05, 2016

Marc McAree Named Among the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner Marc McAree for being selected for inclusion in the 2015 Lexpert™®/American Lawyer Guide ... More
November 30, 2015

Willms & Shier in the News: The Globe and Mail

The Sunday edition of The Globe and Mail spotlights Canada’s deregulation of water resources.  Willms & Shier’s research support... More
October 08, 2015

Taykwa Tagamou Nation and OPG Start Construction of New 28 MW Hydro Facility

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP congratulates Taykwa Tagamou Nation on starting construction of a new hydro generation facility on its tr... More
August 26, 2015

Willms & Shier Lawyers Are Once Again Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2016

Congratulations to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP partners Donna Shier, Marc McAree, Julie Abouchar, Charles (Chuck)... More
July 27, 2015

Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice: Experts in Environmental Litigation

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is proud to announce that Marc McAree’s and Robert Woon's article titled Experts in Environmental L... More
March 17, 2015

Ontario Mineral Exploration Review Features Article on Mining-Claim Staking in Remote Areas by Richard Butler

The Spring 2015 issue of the Ontario Mineral Exploration Review features an article by Willms & Shier associate lawyer Richard Butler ab... More
March 17, 2015

Listed Magazine Quotes Richard Butler on Airborne Claim-Staking by KWG Resources Inc.

Listed Magazine published the article, "Deets from above" by Brian Banks on February 27, 2015, examining the practice by exploration companies of drop... More
February 17, 2015

Julie Abouchar Called to the Bar of Northwest Territories

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner and Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Julie Abouchar, for her recent call to the Bar of the&nbs... More
January 06, 2015

Marc McAree Named Among the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner Marc McAree for being selected for inclusion in the 2015 Lexpert™®/American Lawyer Guide ... More
December 23, 2014

Ontario Water Law - New Book By Julie Abouchar and Theresa McClenaghan Published December 12, 2014

Willms & Shier partner Julie Abouchar has co-authored her new book, Ontario Water Law, with Theresa McClenaghan of the Canadian Environmental Law ... More
December 03, 2014

Marc McAree Featured as Environmental Lawyer for December 2014 in ELN

We are delighted to announce that Willms & Shier partner and Certified Environmental law Specialist Marc McAree is The Environmental Law Networks ... More
November 27, 2014

Charles Birchall Called to the Northwest Territories Bar

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner Charles (Chuck) Birchall for his call to the Northwest Territories bar this month. C... More
September 08, 2014

Welcome Nicole Petersen and Robert Woon!

Willms & Shier is delighted to welcome new associates Nicole Petersen and Robert Woon. Nicole assists First Nations, business and government ... More
August 27, 2014

John Georgakopoulos Selected as Finalist in Lexpert Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40 Competition

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partner John Georgakopoulos for being selected as a Finalist in Lexpert's "Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under ... More
August 25, 2014

Willms & Shier Lawyers Once Again Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2015

Five Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP partners have been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada© 2015. Congratulations to Willms & ... More
July 07, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partners John Willms, Donna Shier, Marc McAree and Julie Abouchar for their inclusion in the 2014 edit... More
June 24, 2014

John Willms Discusses His Experience with the Beginnings of Environmental Law in Ontario

John Willms discusses his experiences as one of the first environmental lawyers in private practice in Ontario in an article and series of video ... More
June 19, 2014

Willms & Shier Partners Called to the Nunavut Bar

Congratulations to Willms & Shier partners Julie Abouchar and Charles (Chuck) Birchall for their calls to the Nunavut bar on June 18, 20... More
June 10, 2014

Willms & Shier Partners Selected Among World's Leading Environmental Lawyers by Who's Who Legal 2014

Congratulations to Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP partners Charles Birchall, Marc McAree and Donna Shier for being named ... More
June 06, 2014

John Donihee Receives Premier's Award for Work on New Northwest Territories Wildlife Act

Congratulations to our colleague John Donihee on his receipt of a Government of the Northwest Territories "Premier's Award for Collaboration"! Th... More
June 03, 2014

Eastbound and Down: Atlantic Canada is the Next Major Pipeline Battleground

Julie Abouchar is quoted in an article discussing developments to and challenges facing TransCanada’s Energy East project and Enbridge&rsqu... More
May 02, 2014

John Donihee Speaking at the North of 60 - Aboriginal Land and Resource Development Conference in Yellowknife, NWT

John Donihee will be speaking at the upcoming North of 60 - Aboriginal Land and Resource Development Conference. The event is taking place in Yellowkn... More
April 29, 2014

OBA's Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land

Marc McAree will be chairing the Ontario Bar Association's program "Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land: Three Years After The July 1, 2011 Amendmen... More
April 25, 2014

Marc McAree Speaking at CBA NEERLS Webinar on Cross-Border and Inter-Provincial Environmental Disputes

Marc McAree will be moderating a panel discussing important questions on whether and to what extent the laws of another jurisdiction reach across inte... More
April 25, 2014

Willms & Shier Lawyers Participating in CBA's 2014 National Aboriginal Law Conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut

Join Willms & Shier lawyers John Donihee, Charles Birchall and Julie Abouchar at this event, being held June 19-20, 2014 in Iqaluit, Nunavut. More
April 25, 2014

Katherine Koostachin on Research Advisory Board for Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business' New "Promise and Prosperity: Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey Report 2014"

This report reviews the status of Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Ontario - who they are, what their experiences have been and what they need for future g... More
April 25, 2014

Marc McAree Speaking on Vapour Intrusion at the 2014 CBA NEERLS Annual Law Summit

Marc McAree will be speaking at the upcoming 2014 CBA NEERLS Law Summit on "Vapour Intrusion: What you can't see, smell, hear, taste or feel can hurt ... More
April 23, 2014

Jacquelyn Stevens Speaking at the Ontario Fabricare Association and ECLDA Conference June 6-7, 2014

Jacquelyn Stevens will be speaking at the OFA and ECLDA's Conference on June 7, 2014 about "Best Practices for Environmental Management". T... More
April 21, 2014

Katherine Koostachin Quoted in Article - An economic transformation: Business law, with an aboriginal twist, has gone mainstream

Katherine Koostachin is quoted in an article that discusses the the crossroads of business and Aboriginal law. The article, "An economic transformatio... More
April 15, 2014

Julie Abouchar Quoted in Article - Watershed Moment - New PPS Policies on Ontario's Natural Environment

Julie Abouchar is quoted in an article discussing new language and policies to protect Ontario's natural environment under the recently-upda... More
April 03, 2014

Conference: All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP will be an exhibitor at the All-Energy Canada Exhibition & Conference, April 9-10, 2014 at the Exhibi... More
March 31, 2014

Informa: Developing Challenged Sites: The Need for Innovative Strategies and Patience

John Georgakopoulos is a panelist at the 10th Annual Land & Development Conference to discuss maximizing development opportunities from brown... More
March 31, 2014

Welcome John Donihee!

We are delighted to welcome John Donihee to the Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP Northern Team as of April 1, 2014. John brings with ... More
March 19, 2014

Julie Abouchar Quoted in Article - Watershed Moment - New PPS Policies on Ontario's Natural Environment

Julie Abouchar is quoted in an article discussing new language and policies to protect Ontario's natural environment under the recently-upda... More
March 04, 2014

Webinar: OWMA: Soils Management in Ontario – the ‘new’ MOE Excess Soils Guidelines

Charlesl J. Birchall will be presentating at Ontario Waste Management Association's March Webinar Series. To learn more about it and to register, clic... More
February 26, 2014

Conference: CANECT 2014 - Waste Management, Air Emissions and Water & Wastewater Programs

Willms & Shier partners and associates are Chairs and speakers at CANECT’s 22nd Annual Conference on Environmental Compliance Essentials. Fo... More
February 25, 2014

Willms & Shier Proudly Sponsors 2014 West Coast Environmental Law Twitter Moot for 3rd Year

This Friday, February 28, 2014, law students across Canada will gather on Twitter to compete in the 2014 Twitter Moot. This year, the students will ar... More
February 24, 2014

Ottawa Acted Unlawfully in Failing To Address Backlog of Overdue Species-at-Risk Recovery Strategies

The Federal Court declared in a decision released February 14, 2014 that two federal departments acted unlawfully in failing to meet statutory de... More
February 21, 2014

Key Environmental Bills Stuck in the Legislative Pipeline in Ontario

The Ontario Government is hoping for quick action on four important proposed environmental bills currently stalled on the order paper.  Given the... More
February 20, 2014

Disclosure of Oil and Gas & Aboriginal Payments Uncertain, Despite Release of Recommendations on Mandatory Disclosure of Payments from Canadian Mining Companies to Governments

Companies and Aboriginal communities negotiating resource agreements should note the Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group’s January 16, 2... More
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