Overland LLP acts for private landowners, developers, school boards, and municipalities in planning and development matters and for both landowners and public authorities in assessment and expropriation matters. As a result, Overland understands the perspectives of both the private and public sector, strengthening our advocacy and achieving optimal outcomes for clients.
Whether as your advocate in public or as your advisor behind the scenes, we help you plan and navigate in the world of regulations and by-laws, hearings and negotiations, and public policy and local politics. See our list of services below and contact us today to discuss how an Overland LLP lawyer can assist you in the development of your property and in other municipal law matters.
From the concept stage through the preparation of development applications, we assist you and your consulting team in preparing complete and thorough submissions for official plan and zoning by-law amendments, site plan approval applications and draft plans of subdivision, minor variances and consents. We help to identify and avoid potential pitfalls that could turn into costly and time-consuming mistakes down the line.
Speak to us about the cost-effective role an Overland LLP lawyer can play in providing presubmission advice and application review services before you submit your next important development application.
Once you submit your development proposal, Overland LLP can be your public face in pursuing your approvals and/or your trusted advisor behind the scenes providing legal and strategic advice at key moments during the process. In our public role, we will advocate on your behalf at Town Hall or City Hall, at the Committee of Adjustment, and at the Ontario Municipal Board. We will work with municipal staff to navigate the approvals process and we will negotiate with neighbours, the municipality, and other interested parties on your behalf to secure your approvals, whether through direct settlement discussions or in formal mediation. In addition, we appear regularly in advocacy roles before committees of Council, administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board, and before the Courts in contested matters.
In addition to strategic advice behind the scenes, Overland LLP lawyers can provide the “back-of-house” services necessary for implementing development approvals – from preparing planning instruments such as official plan amendments and zoning by-law amendments, to negotiating and drafting municipal agreements for bonus density (Section 37), heritage easements, site plan approvals, encroachments, and rental housing replacement among others.
In addition to the work we do for landowners and developers, Overland LLP lawyers have extensive experience working for school boards and municipalities to understand their development-related interests and to assist them with their planning objectives. We also represent them in matters of development charges/education development charges, property tax assessment, school site acquisitions, and expropriation.
Overland LLP has a unique knowledge and experience with the City of Toronto’s Lobbyist Registry system. We would be pleased to advise your in-house development team on how to maintain ongoing compliance with the City’s requirements and remain effective and efficient at City Hall. Our lawyers have also been involved in numerous renewable energy projects under Ontario’s Green Energy legislation, providing advice regarding municipal and other permitting requirements for these projects.
Daniel Artenosi is a founding partner of Overland LLP. Daniel maintains a general municipal, land use planning and development law practice, and has broad experience providing legal and strategic advice to developers, homeowners and public bodies in the City of Toronto and Greater Toronto Area generally in matters pertaining to land use and development approvals under the Planning Act, City of Toronto Act/Municipal Act, and the Ontario Heritage Act. Daniel has also advised on matters under the Residential Tenancies Act and regarding the development and implementation of community improvements plans and property tax increment financing.
Daniel has extensive experience on regulatory compliance under the City of Toronto Lobbyist Registry, and has provided regular advice to clients and legal counsel in respect of such matters. Daniel has given presentations and seminars on both the Lobbyist Registry and the Toronto Green Roof By-law.
Daniel was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Daniel is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association.
Daniel obtained his LL.B in 2006 from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to studying law, Daniel obtained a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours from McGill University in 2001, as well as a Masters in Political Theory from McGill University in 2003 with one year spent on exchange at Sciences Po in Paris, France. During his studies, Daniel also completed exchanges in Perugia, Italy, and Hong Kong.
Prior to founding Overland LLP with Christopher Tanzola, Daniel was an associate from 2007 to 2013 in the Real Property and Planning Group at one of the larger national law firms.
Christopher Tanzola is a founding partner of Overland LLP. He practises in the area of development/land use planning and municipal law. Chris was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. He attended law school at the University of Toronto (LLB) and studied previously at the University of Toronto (MA) and Queen's University and the University of Edinburgh (BA Hons).
Chris has experience with planning and development approvals under the Planning Act, the Ontario Heritage Act, the Municipal Act/City of Toronto Act, and related legislation. He appears in an advocacy role before the Courts, the Ontario Municipal Board, Committees of Adjustment and municipal committees, and other administrative tribunals. His clients include individual homeowners, developers, municipalities, and institutions.
Prior to founding Overland LLP with Daniel Artenosi in 2013, Chris was a lawyer at a "Seven Sisters" firm in Toronto, as an associate from 2004 to 2010 and as a partner from 2010 to 2013, practising in the Real Property and Planning group.
Chris is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association, as well as a member of Executive Committee of the Ontario Homebuilders Association for 2012-2013.
Brad Teichman joins the Overland LLP partnership with more than 30 years’ experience in planning and land development, property tax assessment, representation of school boards and municipalities, development charges and education development charges, expropriation, and municipal law. Brad also has experience with municipal and other land use approvals and permits under the Green Energy Act and related legislation.
Brad regularly appears before the Assessment Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Courts (including the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal). As his practice involves representing municipalities and school boards, he is also frequently called on to make presentations and provide advice to municipal councils and school board trustees.
Brad received his BA from York University (1976) and his LLB from University of Windsor (1979). He was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1981 and has been in private practice since that time, including as a partner at a major Bay Street firm for more than twenty years. Brad is a member Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Expropriation Association, the Canadian Property Tax Association, and the Ontario Association of School Business Officials.
Michael Cara is an associate at Overland LLP. He practices in the area of real estate development, land use planning, property tax assessment, expropriation, and municipal law. Michael’s clients include individual homeowners, land developers, property managers, municipalities and real estate investment companies.
Michael has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board), and other administrative tribunals.
Michael is originally from Toronto and obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. He studied law and obtained his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018 and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.