Welcome to the Environmental Law Network

Local Representation 

The Environmental Law Network (ELN) is the first environmental law firm network that makes local representation available nationwide. Through ELN, more than 250 environmental attorneys share ideas, information, experiences, and contacts to increase the value of legal representation for their respective clients. ELN also has foreign affiliates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Spain. Leaders in each of the member firms average more than 20 years of experience in the field.

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Business Lawyers (2019 Edition) recognized the Environmental Law Network as a Band One Environmental Legal Network. ELN was the only environmental law network to be globally recognized in Chambers.




Featured Firm

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP is Canada’s recognized leading environmental law firm, delivering a full range of environmental, Indigenous and energy law services. For 40 years, clients have benefited from their lawyers’ innovative and practical solutions, and extensive knowledge of environmental, Indigenous, energy and natural resource issues. With 20 specialized lawyers, Willms & Shier is the largest private sector environmental law practice in Canada. Seven lawyers from the firm are Environmental Law Specialists, certified by the Law Society of Ontario. Willms & Shier has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Yellowknife.

Willms & Shier lawyers are called to the Bar from cost-to-coast.

Lawyer Spotlight

Marc McAree

Marc McAree is a partner in Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP’s Toronto office.  He is certified as an Environmental Law Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario.

Marc provides environmental advice and solutions to a wide range of clients. Marc leads Willms & Shier’s litigation group. Marc has significant environmental expertise in all aspects of: civil and regulatory environmental litigation, contaminated land and brownsfields, transactions, and day-to-day compliance and approvals. More generally, Marc assists clients to manage environmental risks and liabilities.

Marc is named in the 2019 Lexpert™®/American Lawyer Guide To The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

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