Michael Foderick is an associate in the Municipal Law Group in Toronto. He maintains a planning and development law practice, which includes providing advice and advocacy in matters pertaining to planning approvals and municipal law. This includes complex planning and development approvals for large public and private sector projects and other related administrative law and regulatory matters.
Michael completed his Juris Doctor (JD) at the University of Toronto. Prior to law school, he earned an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto, worked as Executive Assistant to a Toronto City Councillor, and served as President and co-Chair of Parkdale Community Legal Services, one of the largest poverty law clinics in Canada. He has also served as Chair of the Toronto Public Library Board, the largest public library system in the world, 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 lands and buildings in the Ottawa/Hull region. 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 Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.