Partner, WeirFoulds LLP
Denise Baker's practice focuses on municipal and land use planning issues and related litigation.
Denise's practice is focused on municipal and land use planning law where she has acted on behalf of municipalities, private landowners and resident groups. She advises landowners and municipalities with respect to land use planning and development matters including municipal finance matters, Planning Act applications and appeals and Heritage Act matters.
Her practice also includes municipal licensing, Building Code Act and Provincial Offences Act matters.
Denise appears regularly before municipal councils, Committees of Adjustment, the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board as well as the Ontario Court of Justice and the Divisional Court. She is actively involved in using mediation and negotiation to effectively resolve disputes between parties.
Denise is the past Chair of the Municipal Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association and speaks at Law Society and Ontario Bar Association seminars.