Robert (Bob) Tchegus
Bob (Bob) Tchegus is one of our Partners responsible for our 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. In 2006 Bob was provincially appointed as a Part Time Member of the Assessment Review Board of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, extending his knowledge base to real estate assessment and taxation issues. He has been re-appointed to 2014. In 2010 he was federally appointed as a Part Time Member of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes Dispute Advisory Panel and has been re-appointed through to 2016.
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 governing Council of the OBA in 2008, 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 the Chair of the Volunteer Steering Committee for the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission and sits on the Board of Salon Theatre Productions, which produces “The Macdonald Festival” and “Sir John, Eh? The Musical”. In 2010 he was provincially appointed as a Board Member of the Foundation at Queen’s University at Kingston and to the position of its Chair in 2012. He was a Member of University Council from 2008-2014. He is a member of the Kingston Historical Society and 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.