John Mascarin, who heads the Aird & Berlis Accountability Services team, is widely recognized across Ontario as a leader in the area of municipal law. He is a partner in the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group and the lead lawyer for all of our Closed Meeting Investigator and other accountability officer appointments. John was named the Best Lawyers’ 2016 Municipal Law “Lawyer of the Year” for Toronto and is a Certified Specialist in Municipal Law: Local Government and Land Use Planning and Development by the Law Society of Ontario. He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
John has spent his legal career practicing almost exclusively in the area of municipal law, and more recently, specializing in matters relating to accountability and transparency, including councillor conduct. He is respected by his municipal clients for taking a hands-on, common-sense approach to his closed meeting investigator work, while at all times maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality when dealing with these always sensitive matters.