Environmental issues can impact businesses operating in every sector, affecting project timelines, budgets, and your company’s risk of litigation. In recent years, the Federal Government has vigorously pursued prosecutions against companies under various environmental statutes, even for relatively minor offences. Penalties for failing to comply with legislation at the federal or provincial level can seriously impact a company’s finances, reputation, and future prospects. By retaining knowledgeable legal counsel, you can ensure the best possible outcome. The Environmental Law Team at Alexander Holburn is your strategic partner when it comes to managing risk, navigating an evolving environmental regulatory landscape, and defending your interests against litigation.

Our lawyers provide efficient and effective advice to Canadian and international companies operating in British Columbia and Ontario. We make it our mission to understand the needs of our clients and the specific business concerns of their industry. This allows us to assist clients in developing a strategic plan for managing their environmental liability and ensuring ongoing regulatory compliance.

Companies undertaking large projects regularly turn to our lawyers for advice on the environmental implications of their undertaking. We’ve provided effective representation to oil companies, marine construction companies, oil tank manufacturers, transportation companies, and insurance companies. We’ve also advised local and federal regulators, environmental consultants, and property owners with contaminated lands.

We provide strategic legal advice on a wide range of environmental issues including:

  • Defending and pursuing claims relating to contaminated sites
  • Emergency response
  • Pollution and nuisance complaints
  • Insurance issues
  • Sales and acquisition of contaminated lands
  • Marine pollution issues, including emergency response
  • Risk management
  • Errors and omissions (“E&O”) claims
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Environmental offences

Companies facing prosecution turn to Alexander Holburn for our expertise in environmental litigation defence and our reputation for delivering favourable results in regulatory and civil proceedings. Our lawyers are known for their wide breadth of knowledge and for their particular expertise in matters related to contaminated sites and marine pollution.

Alexander Holburn takes an active role in environmental law in British Columbia and Ontario. Our lawyers are members of the Environmental Managers Association, the British Columbia Environment Industry Association, and the Environmental Law section of the Canadian Bar Association.