Environmental Law

COVID19 and Temporary Office Closure

As of April 28, 2021, in view of guidance from provincial Public Health, Burchells LLP's offices at 1801 Hollis Street are temporarily closed to the public. We are hopeful this closure can be reversed in a couple of weeks, but will take our guidance from Public Health and the province.

In the meantime our IT resources are more than sufficient, and Burchells' lawyers and staff remain hard at work delivering results for our clients.  It's business-as-usual.  Don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email.

Practicing Lawyers

Select from the lawyers listed below to learn more about how Burchells can offer comprehensive legal advice.

Derek A. Simon

Kelly L. Greenwood, TEP

Environmental issues have emerged as one of the pressing challenges of our times, and environmental law has become an important and rapidly changing area. It cuts across many fields of law and affects individuals, businesses, governments, not-for-profit organizations, and Aboriginal peoples.

Burchells has experience working and negotiating with government, business and property owners, non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal governments and others to take on environmental issues and identify the best solutions for our clients. We provide advice on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Environmental site assessments and impact assessments;
  • Licensing and Permitting;
  • Regulatory compliance and approvals;
  • Participation in regulatory hearings and administrative processes;
  • Residential oil spills and Contaminated Property;
  • Environmental Liability and Insurance;
  • Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial and Property Transactions;
  • Liabilities of Directors, Officers, Lenders, Receivers and Trustees;
  • Provision of Environmental Services;
  • Renewable Energy;
  • Natural Resources;
  • Private Land Conservation and Donations of Ecologically Sensitive Property;
  • Protected Areas and Species at Risk;
  • Environmental Impacts on Aboriginal Peoples;
  • Municipal and First Nations Land-Use Planning;
  • Civil Actions, Judicial Reviews, and Appeals; and
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution