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Stephen acts for a wide range of clients in property tax assessment and land use planning matters. Stephen has acted for small and large businesses, tenants, landlords, colleges, universities, hospitals, non-profits and municipalities. Among the kinds of matters Stephen has handled on behalf of his clients are: property tax assessment appeals, property tax due diligence, municipal tax relief and refund applications, court applications for property exemptions, providing legal opinions on property tax issues, handling re-zoning applications/appeals and applications/appeals for minor variances to the Ontario Municipal Board. In addition to property tax assessment appeals and land use planning advice, Stephen has represented both landlords and tenants in arbitrations and litigation relating to lease interpretation issues.
Stephen has appeared before the Assessment Review Board, Ontario Municipal Board, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Stephen has presented to a number of organizations, including: the Canadian Property Tax Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Institute of Municipal Assessors, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Appraisal Institute, the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario, Colleges Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario.
Stephen is a member of the Canadian Property Tax Association, the Ontario Property Tax Lawyer’s Association and the International Property Tax Institute.
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