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Evan Barz

Evan Barz

Associate, Litigation


Contact Information

EBarz@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4209

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2017

Education
  • University of Ottawa, J.D. (Honours)
  • Queen’s University, B.Ed. (Honours)
  • University of Ottawa, B.A. (Honours)
Language(s)
English

Evan is a member of Osler’s Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land group, and is a member of Osler’s Litigation Department.

Evan’s regulatory practice involves advising businesses regarding matters related to the environment and environmental laws, including waste diversion, environmental permitting, transportation of dangerous goods, renewable energy projects, contaminated site remediation, toxic substances regulations and general environmental regulatory compliance. He also assists clients through the environmental aspects of commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, land transactions, and debt and equity offerings.

Evan also maintains a commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice with a particular emphasis on environmental and land litigation. He has experience conducting environmental litigation, including civil actions, administrative tribunal proceedings, and defence of prosecutions.  Evan also provides advice on land use planning matters and has appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal). Evan graduated with honours from the J.D. program at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. He previously obtained an Honours Bachelors of Education degree at Queen’s University and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining Osler, he worked as a secondary school teacher in an Ontario school board.

  • Kinder Morgan Canada Limited

    Syndicate of underwriters co-led by CIBC World Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and TD Securities Inc. in connection with the $250 million public offering

    • An American products distributor regarding cross-border general environmental regulatory compliance.
    • Wholesale and retail supplier of agricultural products in its successful defence of a prosecution under provincial pesticides legislation.
    • A land developer in a complaint to the Ontario Energy Board regarding a breach of an electricity distributor’s distribution obligations.
    • A Canadian corporation in its defence of regulatory or quasi-criminal charges.
  • Find More

  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (2013-2015)

  • Law Help Ontario, Duty Counsel Volunteer 

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association