Municipal Law


We are proud to be recognized across Southeastern Ontario for our work in such a specialized area of law. For decades, we have assisted municipalities, utility commissions, conservation authorities, and local boards, giving us an efficient and strategic ability to navigate complex challenges in municipal law.

Whether you require support drafting noise by-laws or are looking to have a lawyer appear before the local planning appeal tribunal on your behalf, we can support you. Our Team is managed by Tony Fleming, who is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Areas of Municipal Law

Drafting, Interpreting, and Enforcing By-laws

We regularly act as prosecutors under the Municipal Act, Planning Act, Building Code Act, Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Conservation Authorities Act and many municipal by-laws.

Strategic Advice on Municipal Agreements

If you are seeking advice in the creation or negotiation of agreements related to municipal governments, our Municipal team can support you.

Land Use Planning and Property Matters

Our municipal team routinely supports clients in resolving a wide variety of matters that arise in land use planning and property projects.

Municipal Election Support

We work closely with clients to provide timely opinions and experienced advice on all aspects of municipal elections.

Property Tax

We routinely provide advice to and advocate for a number of municipal governments on tax sales, collection matters, and the tax sale process.


We regularly provide advice and opinions on all legislation that impacts municipal governments.

Integrity Commissioner

Cunningham Swan’s Municipal Team is appointed as Integrity Commissioner to more than 45 municipalities in Southeastern Ontario.

Meet Our Municipal Lawyers

Our legal team are well versed in navigating complex challenges in municipal law:

Municipal Lawyers

Tony Fleming*


Tony Fleming is the supervising Partner in our Municipal Law group. The Law Society

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David Munday*


David Munday is the firm’s Associate Managing Partner, as well as a Partner in

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Lisa Scheulderman


Lisa Scheulderman is an Associate in our Municipal Law group. Lisa provides advice to

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Spencer Putnam


Spencer Putnam is an Associate in our Municipal Law Group. Spencer summered and articled with the Firm

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James McCarthy

613.544.0211 ext.8065

James McCarthy is an Associate in our Municipal Law group. James attended the University

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Municipal Law Support Staff

Karen James

ext. 8046

Megan George


For assistance with your municipal law enquiry, please contact Karen James by email or 613.544.0211, ext. 8046.

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