Robert Wood

Robert Wood  

Partner

Executive Summary

Robert Wood practises civil litigation and administrative law, with an emphasis on expropriation law, municipal law, lease disputes and railway law.

Robert acts for both owners and municipal authorities in expropriation matters and planning disputes, including representation before the LPAT and Superior Court of Justice. He is a contributing editor to the New Law of Expropriation textbook.

Robert advises property owners and governments in a variety of property-related disputes with other owners and regulators. He has particular expertise in breach of lease and lease termination matters, options, rental resets, rights of first refusal, easements and adverse possession. He represents landlords and tenants in commercial lease arbitrations, including major downtown Toronto office and ground lease sites.

In his general municipal practice, Robert advises on a wide range of issues including railway crossing agreements, roads and highways, the law of fettering, interjurisdictional conflicts, and other complex statutory interpretation and compliance problems.

Representative Work

  • Acts for both owners and municipal authorities in expropriation matters and planning disputes, including representation before the Ontario Municipal Board and Superior Court of Justice.
  • Acts for property owners in a variety of disputes with other owners and with government regulators.
  • Defends lawyers in a wide variety of solicitor negligence actions.
  • Represents landlords and tenants in commercial rent arbitrations, including major downtown Toronto office and ground lease sites.
  • Acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex environmental tort litigation.