Jennifer Meader focuses her practice on land use planning and development issues, including related litigation matters. Jennifer has assisted a wide range of clients throughout Ontario, including sophisticated residential and commercial development corporations, municipalities, and residents. Jennifer deals extensively with Planning Act matters and Development Charges Act matters. She has negotiated numerous cost sharing agreements on behalf of developers and is also experienced in heritage matters, expropriation, and municipal bylaw enforcement.
Jennifer has appeared before various levels of Court in Ontario, municipal councils and committees, and administrative tribunals. She appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board). Prior to attending law school, she worked as a project manager with a land development consulting firm that acts for prominent development corporations within the Greater Toronto Area.
Jennifer has a BES from the University of Waterloo, Honours Planning, with a specialization in land development. She is an instructor at Ryerson University’s School of Planning, where she teaches the planning law courses. She is also a member of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Kitchener.
AREA OF PRACTICE
Land Use Planning