Lana Finney is an accomplished environmental lawyer, litigator and a certified specialist in environmental law. She advises clients on environmental liabilities and deal structures, provides strategic solutions for dealing with contaminated sites and remediation, helps clients to navigate the permit and approvals process, and regularly litigates environmental issues before the Ontario courts and the Environmental Review Tribunal. Lana also provides environmental and regulatory advice related to public-private partnerships and renewable-energy projects.
Clients benefit from Lana’s broad range of legal expertise and client-centred approach. She successfully defends clients charged with environmental and regulatory offences under federal and provincial legislation, appeals remediation orders, and regularly defends and prosecutes environmental litigation claims by landlords, tenants and neighbouring property owners.
Lana’s environmental practice is complemented by her involvement in public-private partnerships. She provides environmental and regulatory advice on project agreements, and related documentation, in a broad range of project and infrastructure PPP mandates, all of which involve brownfield sites.
In addition, Lana is responsible for due diligence, coordinating and reviewing environmental site assessments, advising clients on contaminated sites and remediation, including Record of Site Condition considerations, and advising on the environmental aspects of agreements of purchase and sale. She negotiates indemnities and related risk-allocation mechanisms, and advises clients on director and officer liabilities and insurance coverage for environmental matters.
After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993, Lana served as law clerk to the late Honourable E.D. Bayda, Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, following which she was called to the bars of Saskatchewan (1994) and Ontario (1995). Lana is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in environmental law.