Patrick J. Devine
LSUC Certified Specialist in Municipal Law
(Land Use Planning and Development)
Patrick assists landowners and developers in achieving approvals for significant development and redevelopment projects. Working with some of the country’s largest developers, property owners and institutions, he is very experienced both at the local level and on appeals to the province’s planning court, the Ontario Municipal Board.
Patrick is named as one of the most frequently recommended property development lawyers and is recognized in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada. Patrick is Past Chair of the Planning and Development Committee of the Board of Trade and Past President of the Toronto Chapter of Lambda Alpha, an international land economics organization.
Jason I. Park, B.Comm, LL.B.
Jason assists property owners, developers and municipalities on official plan, zoning, subdivision, severance, variance and site plan matters throughout Ontario including acting for some of the largest and most prominent developers in Ontario. He has attended at the Ontario Municipal Board on numerous occasions regarding a variety of Planning Act appeals and has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a variety of development related agreements such as Section 37 and Site Plan Agreements.
Jason has previous experience working in the City of Toronto’s Legal Services Division. He is Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association's Municipal Law Section Executive and also Vice-President of the Board of Directors for Hong Fook Mental Health Association which is a United Way-sponsored organization. Jason is also on the Executive for Lambda Alpha International – Simcoe Chapter, which is an international land economics organization.
Adrian G. Frank
Adrian‘s practice focuses on a wide variety of municipal law matters, including planning, parkland, and heritage issues, as well as a full range of development approvals. He has been involved in a number of high-profile development projects, and excels in the negotiation of complex development and land use agreements. Adrian’s broad professional, policy and business background provides a valuable perspective for clients.
Adrian is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association (currently a member of the Municipal Law Executive), the Ontario Expropriation Association, and Urban Land Institute.
Samantha is the firm’s newest associate, and was recently called to the bar in June 2015. She articled for a respected mid-size firm with a prominent municipal and planning practice, where she was exposed to a wide variety of planning and development matters including a number of OMB hearings. Samantha has also worked as a legal intern for one of the largest office real estate investment trusts (REIT) in Canada, which owns and manages some of the more prestigious office buildings and complexes in Canada.
Samantha graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University and was named to the Dean’s Honours List in her second year of law school. Samantha maintains a broad range of interests in addition to her legal career, including being an experienced traveler, an avid golfer and a student of American history.
Andrea E. Paterson, MCIP, RPP
Land Use Planner
Andrea has over 30 years experience in the development field, originally as a Planner with the former City of Scarborough. Working under the supervision of a solicitor, Andrea assists both public and private clients from the development industry. She handles the preparation of official plan and zoning review reports, the preparation and filing of appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board, and frequently advocates on behalf of clients before various committees of Council, public meetings and municipal staff. She assists clients with Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment applications, Subdivision/Condominium applications, Site Plan applications and Committee of Adjustment applications. Andrea also regularly reviews and monitors municipal and provincial policies and studies in order to keep solicitors and their clients apprised of changes affecting development projects.
Chris J. Drew, B.U.R.Pl
Land Use Planner
Chris assists property owners, developers, and institutions on official plan, zoning, subdivision, and severance and site plan matters. He has experience working with planners, community organizations, and elected officials. Chris has previously worked for the Member of Parliament and the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre.
Chris has previous experience including working with a diverse range of clients in the planning and development industry, health care sector, and non-profit organizations. He is a volunteer with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games, the Bleecker Wellesley Activity Network, Cycle Toronto, the Ryerson Planning Alumni Association, and the Ontario Society for Professional Engineers Infrastructure Task Force.