Partner announcement

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP welcomes new partner Richard Butler

January 9, 2017

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is pleased to announce that Richard Butler has become a partner of the firm.

Rich practices advocacy before all levels of court and tribunals, including civil litigation, administrative appeals and defence of environmental prosecutions.

Rich provides advice and support to clients on all aspects of environmental law including:

  •  Regulatory compliance and approvals
  •  Contaminated land investigations and remediation
  •  Spills response, wastewater discharges and waste management.

Rich’s degrees in Earth Sciences and experience with mining projects in Ontario, B.C., and North of 60° complement his work in assisting clients to secure mining rights and approvals, develop mining infrastructure, and manage mine waste and waste water issues.

Rich frequently works with clients in the construction, food processing, land development, mining and exploration, insurance and municipal sectors.  Rich is called to the bar of Ontario (2006).

To learn more about Rich, please visit our website.

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP is Canada’s recognized leading environmental law firm, delivering a full range of environmental, Indigenous and energy law services. For nearly 50 years, our clients have benefitted from our innovative, practical solutions and extensive knowledge of environmental, Indigenous, and energy and natural resource issues. With 16 highly specialized lawyers, we are the largest private sector environmental law practice in Canada. Eight of our lawyers are Environmental Law Specialists, certified by the Law Society of Ontario. Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Yellowknife. Our lawyers are called to the Bar in Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon.

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Richard Butler

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

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Osgoode Hall Law School

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