Patrick is developing a practice focused on construction and development, municipal law and land use planning. He has had the opportunity to work with and represent a variety of stakeholders in resolving land-use, planning and construction issues. Patrick’s experience includes drafting and negotiating construction and development agreements, including standard form construction contracts, design-build agreements, crane swing, tie-back and shoring agreements.
Patrick completed his articles at McMillan. While attending law school, Patrick was involved in promoting physical activity in the school community, serving as the Vice President of the Faculty of Law Athletic Organization while also sitting on the University of Toronto Intramural Sports Council’s Policy and Procedures Committee.
Rankings & Recognitions
- Recognized in the 2023 Benchmark Litigation: Canada Guide as a Litigation Star
Education & Admissions
- ““Acting Reasonably” in Contract Involving Municipal Discretion,” Ontario Bar Association (March 31, 2023)
Insights (11 Posts)
Bill 112: The Hazel McCallion Act, 2023 and Potential Impacts of the Proposed Dissolution of the Peel Region
On May 18, 2023, Ontario passed Bill 112 proposing the dissolution of Peel Region, and similar legislation could impact other regions in the near future.
Client News Alert: Ontario Introduces Bill 97 and Says Goodbye Growth Plan, Hello New PPS – Bill 97 and the new Proposed Provincial Planning Statement
Further changes have been proposed to Ontario's land use planning regime, which will collapse the Growth Plan and Provincial Policy Statement into one document
The Quick and Dirty on Amendments Impacting Low-Risk and Contaminated Projects Under Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulation
Phase Two of Ontario's Excess Soil Regulation which comes into force on January 1, 2023 was recently amended to narrow the scope of reporting requirements.
News Flash: Generational Shift in Ontario’s Planning Legislation as the More Homes Built Faster Act Receives Royal Assent
As a further update to our earlier bulletins, Bill 23 has now received Royal Assent meaning that much of the More Homes Built Faster Act is in force.
Bill 23 Update: Revisions Proposed to Bill 23 Following Lengthy Second Reading
Ontario's most talked about piece of legislation, Bill 23, received some revisions from the Standing Committee prior to Third Reading.
Bill 39: The Province’s Newest Addition to the Tool Belt for Combating the Housing Crisis
In the latest move to address Ontario's housing crisis, the provincial government has proposed further changes to three key pieces of planning legislation.
Bill 23: The More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022, and the Proposed Amendments to the Greenbelt Plan and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan
Ontario's Provincial Government has proposed sweeping amendments to several Acts, Regulations, the Greenbelt Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan.
The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s Proposed Amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation
Proposed amendments to Ontario's Excess Soil Regulation remove reuse planning requirements in low-risk projects and increase flexibility in excess soil storage.
Growth Funding Tools (“GFTs”) and the City of Toronto’s Recent Draft GFT By-laws
Growth Funding Tools (GFTs); City of Toronto publishes drafts of its new Development Charges, Community Benefits Charges, and Parkland Dedication By-laws
Conduct Completed? CSA Publishes Third Draft of Derivatives Business Conduct Rule
Analysis of the Third Draft of Proposed National Instrument 93-101 Derivatives: Business Conduct.
Mandatory Workplace COVID-19 Testing Policy Upheld
A recent labour arbitration decision in Ontario found that an employer can implement a mandatory COVID-19 testing policy.
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