Municipal Law in Sarnia
At the law firm of George, Murray, Shipley, Bell, LLP, we have earned a reputation for excellence practicing municipal law. Our team of legal professionals provides legal services and rare insight into government regulations, policy, and land development planning because our team of municipal lawyers works with government and the private sector.
Our legal professionals work with municipalities throughout Sarnia-Lambton and surrounding areas in an advisory capacity on legislation, land usage issues and directly with officials and organizations drafting bylaws. Our law firm benefits from interacting with government agencies, industry leaders and entrepreneurs on a daily basis because we help further all of their goals. Our clients enjoy unique municipal law services in Sarnia with a first-hand, working knowledge of both sides that knows how to resolve issues and cut through red tape cost-effectively.
What Our Municipal Lawyers Can Do for You
The legal issues that involve the intersection of government bodies and the private sector can be complicated. In many cases, local and regional governments, as well as agencies are working to fulfill legislative mandates that are in our best interest. These regulations may seem excessive and tedious to business leaders trying to achieve goals.
But working with lawyers who practice municipal law can bring both sides together to resolve disputes and avoid unnecessary and expensive litigation. While land development planning carries some of the more stringent oversight by municipal bodies, our firm has a wealth of experience in this niche as well as the following:
- Land Use and Development Consulting
- Environmental Land Use Regulations
- Securing Land Development Permits and Approvals
- Zoning Amendments
- Variance Applications
- Acquiring Land Easements
- Easement Appeal Representation
- Negotiating Long-Term Leases
- Drafting Bylaws and Agreements
- Administrative Law Issues
Rules and regulation between municipalities can vary considerably. It is not uncommon for one district to create planning and zoning regulations that reflect the landscape and quality of life perspective of its citizens. These may range from vastly different minimum land requirements to unique commercial and mixed-use regulations. While that seemingly uneven application of the law can prove costly for industry leaders to navigate, working with a law firm with a keen understanding of municipal law will save you time and money.
Benefit from Experienced Municipal Law Services in Sarnia
Whether you are a business owner considering a project that involves municipal law or a government official who requires experienced consulting services, George, Murray, Shipley, Bell, LLP, has the experience to provide critical legal services. Our municipal lawyers work with public and private sector leaders and that dual experience puts our firm in a unique position to further your goals. Contact our Sarnia law office and schedule a consultation today.