About the Firm

Wood Bull LLP is a specialty practice law firm that focuses on municipal, planning and development law, with particular emphasis on the land development approvals process and municipal finance.

We are able to address client needs at any stage of an approval process, from the initial concept through to final approval, including representations before approval bodies, tribunals, and the courts.

Our specialized expertise includes not only a thorough understanding of the relevant law and policy frameworks but also the various technical considerations that can be critical to the success of various approvals processes such as land use planning, municipal servicing, market economics, transportation, and environmental sciences (including noise, dust and odour issues).

Wood Bull has advised a broad range of clients, ranging from some of the largest development firms in Canada to individual property owners to public authorities at the municipal, provincial, and the federal levels.

Our lawyers have been recognized as leading practitioners in the industry, including recognition by the Ontario Bar Association, Lexpert, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, and Best Lawyers International.  They are known for consistently delivering successful results, particularly under difficult circumstances, and can be found at the heart of some of the most complex development approvals processes in Ontario.

Wood Bull has developed a well earned reputation with our peers, public officials and governmental authorities as being trustworthy and respectful advocates for our clients.

The founding partners of Wood Bull practiced for a number of years as partners of a large full service law firm. They recognized that as a specialty practice firm, Wood Bull would not be distracted by the demands and potential conflicts that are inherent in a multi-service law firm.

As a specialty practice firm, we are able to focus our energies and resources to be on top of the latest developments in this area of practice, and provide well informed strategic advice. This includes participation in trade organizations such as the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), and the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (OSSGA).

Wood Bull consists of a team of four partners, two associate lawyers and two professional land use planners. This combination of professionals means that the firm can provide high quality, timely service on a cost effective basis. Wood Bull understands that in order to be effective advocates for our clients’ interests, we must understand their business. Wood Bull is a business oriented law firm with a strong strategic capability.

We understand the issues and dynamics that influence the success of approvals processes beyond the framework of the governing regulations. We are able to develop and advance effective integrated strategies to deal with political, business, public relations, environmental and regulatory obstacles on a cost-effective basis, for projects large and small.

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