Peter Milligan


D: (416) 238-7511
T: (416) 238-2221

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Peter Milligan


Peter Milligan has been one of the leading property tax and assessment lawyers for over 20 years. His practice and speaking engagements have taken him all over Canada.

Peter’s clients include property owners and managers; land developers; financial institutions; commercial, industrial, and multi-residential landlords; and tenants of commercial and industrial properties. Peter also advises not-for-profit and charitable organizations on property tax matters and exception from taxation. He advises federal and provincial agencies obligated to pay payment-in-lieu of tax with respect to the taxation of their land holdings.

Peter’s practice is Canada-wide. His clients include a broad range of local, national and multinational clients who are routinely involved in negotiating, reviewing, and contesting assessments for purposes of property taxation.

Peter is also involved in determining and, if necessary, challenging municipal tax calculations as well as advising landlords and tenants on matters relating to lease interpretation for the purposes of realty tax allocation. He counsels clients with respect to structuring real estate cost allocation provisions in leases and other real estate-related agreements.

In addition, Peter provides clients with general advice relating to the implications of tax policy and property tax reforms. He undertakes government-relations initiatives to effect changes to legislation and regulations.
Peter has appeared before various levels of court as well as administrative and assessment tribunals. He regularly negotiates with municipal and agency representatives on all matters relating to real property and municipal property assessments and property taxation issues.

Peter is committed to keeping his clients up to date on the broad regulatory environment governing property taxation and tax classification throughout Canada. Peter regularly speaks and writes on property tax and municipal assessment matters and property tax issues in order to properly advise his clients on related complex matters. Peter’s experience in assessment and property tax law is further enhanced by his understanding of urban planning and development, zoning matters, and environmental and expropriation considerations.
Peter is a member of numerous industry associations including the Canadian Property Tax Association, Institute of Municipal Assessors of Ontario, and the International Association of Assessing Officers, to name a few. 0

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