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Max Laskin


mlaskin@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.849.6938
Fax:   416.979.1234

Max Laskin is a partner in the Municipal, Planning and Property Tax Group at Goodmans. His practice encompasses a wide variety of muncipal and land development matters for public and private sector clients across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Max assists clients with complex land development applications and appeals, often involving heritage and environmental issues, as well as other municipal approvals.

Max regularly appears before municipal councils, the Committee of Adjustment and the Ontario Land Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board and Local Planning Appeal Tribunal). He has also appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Max has worked on intensification projects across the GTA, including in King-Spadina, Leslieville, Scarborough Centre, the South of Eastern Employment area, as well as greenfield development in the City of Vaughan and the Town of Richmond Hill among other municipalities. He has significant experience assisting with development approvals in the context of large scale master plans, including East Harbour and Downsview in Toronto, and the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga.


Max teaches planning law at the University of Toronto as part of its Master’s in Planning program. He has written and presented at conferences on a number of municipal law issues, including inclusionary zoning, various amendments to the Planning Act, and aboriginal consultation in planning matters.

Max volunteers at local high schools through the Urban Land Institute’s UrbanPlan program, which teaches students about the fundamental forces affecting the planning and development of communities.


Education University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (J.D., 2014)
McGill University, Desautels Faculty of Management (B.Comm., 2009)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
Urban Land Institute

Year of Call

2015 Ontario