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Environment • Aboriginal • Energy
John, you're a great guy to work with. Like other good lawyers, you're able to keep track of complex technical content even while concurrent multiple conversations are swirling around the table, plus you have a firm but gentle way of pulling people back to the real purpose of the task at hand. Unlike many, you’re able to do this with total equanimity and without a trace of pique. Environmental Consultant
John, was I ever glad you were there when we needed you. Both on a professional and personal note it has been a rare privilege working with someone of your ability and knowledge. You are a consummate professional who I learned a ton from. Executive, Biofuels
I have thus worked with Donna Shier now for over the last 20 years or so. She has worked to resolve many complex environmental issues and set up key due diligence programs and also developed corporate and operational policies and programs. She is a well-qualified and experienced environmental lawyer. Donna Shier is the epitome of diligence in researching environmental projects, identifying the key issues and providing outstanding advice to her clients. Donna works quickly and can meet tough deadlines with accuracy and diligence. She covers all the ground and leaves no stone unturned. She also has a very effective way to reduce the complex to the understandable. I have found Donna Shier's advice always appropriate and going beyond the minimal scope of the work she is doing. Her leadership abilities are extremely good in the way she develops a team relationship with her clients and presents information in a clear, understandable manner, adjusting her style to her audience and advising on sometimes distasteful environmental circumstances in a very acceptable manner. Proof of her abilities and performance lies in the fact that Donna Shier would be my first call on any environmental matter, be it interpretations of regulatory issues, development of corporate business environmental planning, environmental assessments, or the resolution of serious legal environmental issues. Quite simply, she is one of the best! Client, Executive Management, Consumer Products
Marc, I am so impressed with your intellectual honesty and know we will eventually work together on some of our projects/consent orders.
Marc, I just wanted to say that my reflection of your contribution to this morning’s discussion brought to mind the harbour pilot/river pilot that ship owners have to hire to steer the ship through the treacherous hazards. Claims Analyst
Marc, this follows the reasonable and common sense approach you have counselled throughout. Claims Analyst
Juli, on a more personal note, I have greatly enjoyed working with you the past few months and have come to respect your professionalism and concern for your clients. Investment Advisor
Cherie, I gave them your firms’ name and specifically your name as a Lawyer who is an expert in renewable energy legal issues, very knowledgeable, trustworthy, thorough and gets the job done! Economic Development Officer, First Nation
Working with John G was very beneficial and also enjoyable. He definitely helped me to make a very good settlement with MOE. You guys seem to have a fun time being partners, friends, and environmental specialists. Quite an impressive accomplishment. Partner, Law Firm
It is always a pleasure to retain you for your expertise and practical explanations and risk analysis. Partner, Law Firm
Tom was very pleased with the advice received from your firm, and singled out Jacquie as having been "excellent", and the best lawyer he has ever dealt with. Environmental Consultant
Joanna, thank you for hosting with your colleagues a wonderful moot. It was so professionally organized, collegial, entertaining and, above all, intellectually stimulating. My students, as for other teams, will retain terrific memories of an event and experience where they learned so much. Professor, Faculty of Law
I can safely say that when a transaction occasionally crosses my desk wherein the client would greatly benefit from sound advice in the area of environmental law, I invariably offer your name as a recommendation. Executive, Financial Institution
I’m just writing to congratulate you on Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s ranking of your firm as one of the best in Canada. This came as no surprise to me at all, and I wish you continued success! Executive, Entertainment Industry
I think the experience and reputation is definitely there. We saw this from the very beginning, and they were referred to us because they were known experts in environmental law.
I absolutely feel they are the best - I’m satisfied very much so. The thing that is most valuable is that I have absolute confidence in the advice I’m getting.
We had been with a different environmental law firm and we were not happy. We were looking for them to treat this with a sense of urgency and the timing really mattered to us. Immediately we saw a difference - I don’t know how they do it but their responsiveness was excellent.
I’ve always been impressed with their ability and their understanding of corporate issues and the MOE - the practical business goals of our company and regulatory requirements that go beyond intent to the spirit of compliance. Client Survey Respondents
I want to thank you again for all of your efforts in preparing this Memo under such tight timelines. The implications of this letter are enormous for this project and our future endeavours. Brownfields Developer
Hi everyone, just wanted to introduce you to Juli Abouchar whom I've mentioned before. She has done a wonderful job representing the group for years and has been generous and very helpful in sharing her files and thoughts with us about next steps. The firm is one of, if not the best enviro law firm in the country - and they know their way around landfill site regulation.
Senior Litigation Counsel
Thank you very much for all your efforts Juli - I am pretty sure we couldn't have completed this without you !
CAO, Ontario Municipality
Willms & Shier is a "bluechip environmental law firm."
Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Willms & Shier is a "household name".
Environmental Management Systems Consultant
Intelligent, detail oriented and organized people, a pleasure to work with.
Shopping Centre, Property Manager/Owner
The ability to grasp the very nature of our business and the extent of our situation and report regularly on the magnitude of the issue.
Steel Company Executive
Very good in environmental affairs and provides us with great advice.
Die Casting Company
I felt comfortable and trusted their judgment. Individual client with contaminated land law suit
Positive, friendly and approachable attitude. Automotive Parts, EHS Manager
Honest & very helpful. I would recommend this law firm to anyone. District Social Planning Council