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Matthew Lakatos-Hayward


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6906
Fax:   416.979.1234

Matthew is an associate in the Administrative Law Group at Goodmans. He is developing his practice in the area of land use planning and municipal law, with a particular emphasis on environmental law and alternative dispute resolution.

Matthew acts for real estate developers, corporations, and landowners in connection with business, municipal, environmental, and planning disputes, including contaminated land lawsuits, impact assessment and regulatory prosecutions. He also advises clients on planning and environmental matters, including compliance, remediation, and natural heritage.

Matthew has appeared before the Federal Court of Canada and has experience in multi-party arbitrations and mediations.

Matthew obtained his J.D. from the University of Ottawa where he was named to the Dean’s List and graduated cum laude. While at law school, Matthew competed in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where his team received international recognition and was the highest ranking Canadian team.  He was also the President of the Environmental Law Student’s Association and organized a national conference on environmental law.


Education University of Ottawa (J.D., cum laude, 2018)
Carleton University (B.A in Political Science and Environmental Studies, Honours, High Distinction, 2014)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canada Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Advocates' Society

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