Tom is director of our national infrastructure and public-private partnerships group and municipal law practice and is a founding member of our government relations and ethics practice group. He is Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been cited as "highly recommended" for infrastructure-related projects in a survey of UK lawyers conducted by a UK legal periodical.
Tom has acted and provided advice on a number of significant alternative financing and alternative service delivery projects in various sectors including:
- Acted as counsel to the Province of Ontario for the Highway 407 project, a $3.1 billion transaction involving the expansion and extension of an existing highway in the Greater Toronto Area.
- Acted as counsel for the Government of Canada with respect to the proposed Air Rail Link between Lester B. Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto.
- Acted as counsel to Infrastructure Ontario on several hospital redevelopment projects, which have reached financial close.
- Acted on the financing of the Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement Project.
- Acted as counsel to the Province of Ontario for the Cook-Chill Food Production Centre at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex and Vanier Centre for Women in Milton, Ontario.
- Acted as counsel to the Province of Ontario for the Driver Examination Services (Ontario) alternative service delivery project.
- Acted as counsel to the Province of Ontario for the Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene, Ontario.
- Acted for the proponent with respect to the framework for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the Deh Cho toll bridge over the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories.
- Acted on the Fasken Martineau team advising the Province of Quebec with respect to the Highway A- 25 project and related toll bridge infrastructure.
- Acted for the proponent of a run-of-the-river hydro-electric power project in Peterborough, Ontario.
- Acted as counsel for the acquisition by P&O Ports Canada of assets of Casco Terminals and Canadian Stevedoring businesses of BCR Marine.
- Acted as counsel to the Province of Ontario for the procurement of a new Durham Consolidated Courthouse (phase 1).
- Acted as counsel in respect of a feasibility analysis for water and waste water restructuring by the Province of Ontario.
- Acted as counsel in respect of a retail beverage alcohol feasibility analysis by the Province of Ontario.
- Currently acting on several confidential matters involving the procurement and provision of public services, systems and infrastructure.
Eight of our projects have received awards from The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and several have been recognized internationally as Deals of the Year.
Tom's practice also involves regular presentations before local and regional Councils, liaison and negotiations with municipal and agency staff and community representatives, municipal and planning law opinions, applications, approvals and by-law interpretation, and representation on behalf of clients before the Ontario Municipal Board, other administrative boards and tribunals and in the courts. Tom has assisted clients on matters in each region of the Greater Toronto Area and in many municipalities throughout Ontario.
Tom's practice combines a strong counsel background in business, commercial and administrative law matters with a sensitivity to political and policy considerations and specialized experience in his area of practice.
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Ontario Bar Association