Robert (Bob) Tchegus
Robert (Bob) Tchegus is a Partner responsible for our firm’s Real Estate Law Group and also practises in the Land Use Planning, Development and Environmental Law Group. He is designated by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law.
Bob restricts his practice primarily to real estate issues.
Bob’s clients include first-time home buyers, buyers, sellers, builders, developers, partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations, trusts, joint ventures, religious organizations, public and private financial institutions, municipalities and other governments and agencies requiring transactional, planning and development, assistance or environmental expert legal opinions involving real estate law. Bob was provincially appointed as a Part Time Member of the Assessment Review Board of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario from 2006-2016, extending his knowledge base to real estate assessment and taxation issues. From 2010 to 2016 he was federally appointed as a Part Time Member of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel.
Bob graduated from Queen’s University’s Law School and after spending two-and-one-half years with the Legal Department of the City of Kingston, joined our firm in 1987. He has taught property law for the LSUC Bar Admission Course, Ontario Real Estate Association, St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. He has written and been a frequent guest lecturer and panelist for LSUC, Ontario Bar Association (“OBA”), Canadian Bar Association and Frontenac Law Association, all in which he maintains membership. Bob was elected to the Governing Council of the OBA, and has twice served on its Board of Directors (2009-2010 and 2011-2012). He is also on the Executive of the OBA’s Real Property Section.
In our community, Bob is currently a provincially appointed Commissioner for the St. Lawrence Parks Commission and sits on the Board of Directors for Hospice Kingston and the Kingston Symphony Association. He was the last Chair of the Foundation at Queen’s University at Kingston and a Member of University Council from 2008-2014. Bob is a life member of the Rideau Trail Association. He is a former President and Treasurer of the Kingston Family Y.M.C.A., Member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board for Kingston, Ontario, Director of the Kingston Home Builders Association and Chair of the Kingston and Area United Way Property Acquisition and Professionals Committees.