Ira Kagan

J.D., B.Sc., ICD.D | Founding Partner

Ira T. Kagan, Founding Partner of KAGAN SHASTRI LLP, is one of the leading municipal law lawyers in Ontario, having argued hundreds of cases at the Ontario Municipal Board and in all levels of courts in Ontario. He is often called upon to deal with the leading cases in Ontario.

Included in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Practice focuses on municipal law, land use planning law, development charges and expropriations. Represents a wide range of both private and public sector clients which have helped build numerous complete communities throughout Ontario.

Regular speaker at continuing legal education seminars. Published several articles including “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.


2017: Achieved ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto)
1990: Called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario
1988: J.D. (Juris Doctor) from the University of Toronto Law School
1985: B.Sc. from the University of Toronto

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Law Society of Ontario
Member of the Canadian Bar Association – Municipal Law Section
Member of BILD (Building Industry and Land Development Association)

Board of Director Appointments

2018-present: Member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation
2014-2017: Member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Power Generation