Leonard Griffiths is certified by the Law Society of
Upper Canada as a specialist in environmental law. Through his broad-based
environmental practice, Len assists clients with corporate transactions
including mergers, acquisitions and financings, environmental management
systems and litigation. He represents clients before administrative tribunals
and defends clients charged with environmental offenses.
clients on matters regarding air, water, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes,
occupational health and safety, and a wide range of other regulatory issues.
He assists clients domestically and internationally to develop and
undertake major projects and transactions. He also conducts environmental
assessments and compliance audits and has been involved in the
decommissioning and remediation of many facilities and properties
Len is past vice-chair of the Environmental Specialist
Committee for the Law Society of Upper Canada, past chair of the
Environmental sections of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar
Association, and a founder of the Canadian Centre for Environmental
Arbitration and Mediation.
Len is the editor and a contributing
author of Contaminated Property in Canada and Sustainable
Development in Canada: Into the Next Millennium (2000), and is the
chief editor of The Environmental Law Journal. He composed a chapter
in Directors' Duties in Canada, 4th Edition, published in Canada by
CCH Canadian Limited in 2009. Len presents at conferences in Canada and the
United States on a variety of environmental, health and safety issues.
Len is an Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Law School (Natural
Resources and Energy; Sustainability).
He is a founder and director of
the Mississauga Wolverines Youth Basketball league.
- Shell Canada Products, in connection with regulatory, environmental, aboriginal and land matters regarding a proposed refinery project.
- Maple Leaf Heritage Investments Acquisition Corporation, in connection with the debt financing for the acquisition of Hudson's Bay Company for $1.066 billion.
- Grafikom, in connection with the debt financing for the management buyout of Quebecor World's Canadian specialty printing unit for $53 million.
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