J.D., B.Sc. | Founding Partner
Ira T. Kagan is one of the founding partners of Kagan Shastri LLP. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1990, his practice has focused on land use planning and municipal law. He appears regularly before the Ontario Municipal Board and all levels of courts in Ontario, representing both private and public sector clients.
His list of private sector clients includes many of the leading developers and builders in Ontario for both residential and non-residential developments. His list of public sector clients includes both local and regional municipalities as well as conservation authorities.
He practices regularly in Greater Toronto Area but has clients all over Ontario (Windsor to Ottawa to Sault Ste. Marie). His practice includes all aspects of land use planning from applications to negotiations to mediations and appeals (both at the Ontario Municipal Board and the courts). He has worked on Official Plan amendments, Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan Approval, Plans of Subdivision, Severances and Minor Variances, Development Charge appeals, Building Code Act appeals, expropriations, and all manners of court challenges to municipal council actions and by-laws.
Ira T. Kagan has been involved in many of the leading land use planning cases in the Ontario including those which implement the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, the Greenbelt Plan and the Growth Plan. He is often retained and consulted on cases dealing specifically with these provincial planning regimes.
Ira T. Kagan presents often at continuing legal education and industry conferences on a variety of municipal law and land use planning topics, and continues to do so. He is the author of “But I do not want to be legal”, a leading article on legal non-conforming uses, which has been referred to in judicial decisions at all levels of court in Canada.
In April 2014 Ira T. Kagan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Ontario Power Generation (OPG).