Max Laskin

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Max Laskin is a partner in the Municipal and Land Development Group at Goodmans. His practice encompasses a wide variety of municipal 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.


Professional Involvement

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.

Professional Affiliations

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