Phil Pothen is a Toronto planning and environmental lawyer serving homeowners, architects, builders, developers, concerned neighbours and community groups in East York, southwest Scarborough and the old City of Toronto.
A former crown counsel with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and Ontario's central litigation office, he offers a range of planning law advice and advocacy, including zoning and heritage property assessments, building permit applications, committee of adjustment appearances, environmental permit applications, and rezoning applications. Phil was one of a few counsel involved in drafting Ontario's Design of Public Space Standards regulation.
A graduate of the University of Toronto's Master of Landscape Architecture program, Phil Pothen is uniquely placed to provide legal advice and representation that supports innovative and context-sensitive design.
Phil Pothen has extensive volunteer experience with neighborhood associations, non-governmental organizations, and charitable boards.