Michael Paiva

Toronto Municipal Lawyer

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Addressing the Municipal Law Needs of Developers, Businesses, and Individuals in the Greater Toronto Area and Throughout Ontario

As a municipal lawyer, Michael Paiva offers seasoned legal services to developers, business owners, landowners, and homeowners dealing with municipal issues, ensuring just support through legal challenges related to land use planning, expropriation, municipal regulations, and property matters.

Year Called to the Bar: 2013

Michael heads a municipal lawyer Toronto team that has years of experience helping clients navigate complex municipal regulations and secure the best possible outcomes for their land and/or business.

His dedication and attention to detail have established him and his team as an advocate that can get results for clients, methodically addressing every aspect of their municipal legal matter.

With Michael’s support, clients benefit from attentive, decisive, and comprehensive legal support; he works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome in every municipal law case.

Toronto Municipal Law Firm


Municipal Law Firm in Toronto

With years of experience, Michael Paiva has adeptly navigated the complexities of municipal law, adopting a practical and effective approach to each municipal scenario. He takes the time to establish a deep understanding of each client’s needs, enabling him to provide tailored and strategic legal solutions to whatever municipal legal matter they’re facing.


An Experienced Municipal Lawyer

Michael’s extensive experience, including successful representations before the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly LPAT; formerly OMB) and Superior Court of Justice makes him a leading municipal lawyer in Toronto and the GTA.


Municipal Legal Services:

Michael Paiva offers specialized legal assistance in municipal law, delivering expert advice on various related matters:

+ Legal support in municipal cases, including zoning and bylaw compliance
+ Development applications
+ Official plan amendments and zoning by-law amendments
+ Expropriation and government acquisition of land
+ Matters before various committees of adjustment
+ Planning appeals to the Ontario Land Tribunal
+ Guidance through the municipal approval process for residential, commercial, and industrial properties
+ Legal assistance with development and land use issues
+ Representation in disputes arising from municipal decisions
+ Advisory on regulatory compliance and rights in municipal cases
+ And more


Professional Associations and Education

+ Ontario Expropriation Association
+ Urban Land Institute
+ J.D., University of Ottawa
+ M.A., University of Waterloo
+ B.Ed., University of Western Ontario
+ B.A. (Hons.), University of Waterloo


Your Municipal Lawyer in Toronto – Serving All Ontario

When your land and/or business face municipal challenges, you need dedicated, compassionate, and experienced legal support to achieve the best possible outcome.

Michael is capable of handling all aspects of your municipal legal needs. His blend of experience, knowledge, diligence, and bespoke care ensures clients receive premier legal service for optimal outcomes.

For professional handling of all matters pertaining to Municipal Law without compromise, contact Michael – Phone: call 416-800-1733

Reach out to Michael Paiva by email or call 416-800-1733 for expert advice on municipal law and to explore your legal options. Alternatively, scroll down and submit the contact form that goes right to his inbox!


Michael maintains a busy practice as clients’:

+ Real Estate Lawyer in Toronto
+ Real Estate Lawyer in Kitchener Waterloo
+ Expropriation Lawyer in Kitchener Waterloo
+ Expropriation Lawyers in Toronto




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