Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Course Chair: Air Quality and Climate Change
John Georgakopoulos, B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., LL.B., is a Partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and Certified as an Environmental Law Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario. John resolves complex environmental legal issues for clients, uniquely drawing on his technical knowledge as a former senior environmental scientist with Ontario’s environmental regulator.
John has particular expertise advising industrial manufacturers, waste management companies, property owners and developers, REITs, and municipalities about managing environmental risks and liabilities. John provides strategic advice to help protect clients against corporate and personal environmental liabilities including civil claims, regulatory orders, prosecutions and fines.
John guides clients through the complex regulatory environment, providing environmental legal advice on regulatory approvals for air, waste, and water. John represents clients in regulatory and civil proceedings about air, waste, noise, odour, and related nuisance matters, as well as contaminated soil and groundwater issues. John is called to the Bar in Ontario and Alberta.
You can reach John at 416-862-4826 or by email.