Roger T. Beaman

After 42 with Thomson, Rogers, Roger Beaman retired from the firm in 2016. If you are seeking a consultation with another qualified municipal lawyer, please click here. Roger Beaman was named, in the Property Development category, as one of the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada by LEXPERT® / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. … Continued

Monica K. Poremba

Monica joined Thomson, Rogers as an associate in 2018. Prior to joining, she gained valuable experience as counsel at an environmental law organization. Monica graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, after having completed two years at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. While at law school, she completed a semester … Continued

Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

best lawyers in canada 2019 - 13th edition We are proud to announce that 16 Thomson, Rogers partners have been selected for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Canada. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry … Continued

Toronto decides to fight Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018

Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop

Today, Toronto City Council voted 25 to 17 in favour of commencing an action to challenge the legality of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018. Bill 5 dismantled Toronto’s 47 ward system in one fell swoop on August 14, 2018.  Among other things, Bill 5: Repealed City Council’s power to divide and re-divide … Continued

Tories Privatize Retail Cannabis But Gift Municipalities Trump Card

hand of cannabis smoker Recent rumours were confirmed true on Monday, when the provincial government issued a press release indicating that, come legalization on October 17, it “will not be in the business of running physical cannabis stores”. Instead, according to Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, the government intends to “work with private sector businesses to build a safe, … Continued