John Willms
Willms & Shier
Managing Partner
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+1 416 862 4821
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John Willms
Managing Partner at Willms & Shier
Professional Details

John Willms, LL.B., B.Sc., is an Environmental Law Specialist, certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada.  John has practised environmental law, land use planning and municipal law since his Call to the Bar in 1974.  John is rated as Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell and rated by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada.  The Lexpert Canadian Legal directory recognizes John as a Repeatedly Recommended leading practitioner in environmental law.  John is named annually to The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers.

John is the managing partner of Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP.  He is an active participant in a number of industry associations.  He is a member of the Canadian Brownfields Network and serves on the Technical Advisory Committee.  He is a member of three MOE Brownfields Stakeholder Working Groups, at which he represents concerns of site operators, consultants and developers:

  • ]the Brownfields Stakeholder Working Group
  • A&WMA/MOE’s Air Practitioners’ Stakeholder Working Group
  • Modernization of Approvals Working Group.

John serves as a Director of the Ontario Environmental Industries Association (ONEIA).  He is a member of and active participant in the Air & Waste Management Association.  He belongs to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. 


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