Michael Foderick is a Partner in the Municipal and Planning Law Group in Toronto. His practice focuses on land use planning, municipal, environmental and real estate law, and related litigation. He specializes in complex planning, development and municipal approvals and agreements for large public and private sector projects and other related administrative law and regulatory approvals. He appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), municipal City Councils, various levels of court in Ontario, and other regulatory bodies.
Michael completed his Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He served as Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board, the largest public library system in the world, and President and co-Chair of Parkdale Community Legal Services, the largest poverty law legal clinic in Canada. He has also served as and as an Officer and Platoon Commander in the Canadian Forces (reserve). In 2017 he was appointed by the Governor General-in-Council as a Board Member of the National Capital Commission (NCC), the federal crown corporation responsible for managing most federally owned real estate and buildings in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Prior to law school, he earned an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and worked as Executive Assistant to a Toronto City Councillor.He has been awarded both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and Golden Jubilee Medal for "outstanding service to the community and country".
Michael is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.