Albert is certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Environmental Law. He provides clients with legal and strategic advice on environmental and renewable energy law matters.
He has a Masters in Environmental Studies and joined Foglers in 2010 after 10 years with the Legal Services Branch of Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”). He assists clients with renewable energy project issues and has represented approval holders in numerous renewable energy approval (REA) hearings, including Ontario’s first (Erickson v. Ontario (Ministry ofthe Environment)  OERTDNo. 29; 61 CELR (3d) 1). He also assists clients with environmental and related aspects of transactions and various types of agreements, due diligence, securing necessary regulatory approvals, defences to environmental prosecutions, appeals of environmental orders and approvals, civil litigation involving environmental and related issues, contaminated lands and brownfields redevelopment. He appears before Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (“ERT”), the Ontario Energy Board, Ontario Municipal Board, the Fire Safety Commission, and all levels of court including Provincial Offences Court.
Albert is recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Canada and as a repeatedly recommended lawyer in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in the area of Environmental Law.
Project Development and Endangered Species
Advanced Environmental Law Practitioner Roundtable: The Legal Landscape Following Midwest, Crombie and Huang,
Environmental Due Diligence for Supervisors and Managers: Practical Strategies for Avoiding Environmental Liability
Wind Turbine Noise: Ontario’s Experience;
Climate & Urbanism: How is it Affecting Communities and Developments? and Environmental & Urbanism: How Sustainability is Evolving Across the Market
Developing a Wind Power Project in Canada; February 27, 2014
Wind Turbines and Health – A North American Perspective; October 14, 2012
Renewable Energy Approval Appeals and Hearings: An Update on Recent and Emerging Case Law
Can a wind turbine cause serious harm to human health? Case law Update