Nikolas

Koschany

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Articling Student

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About Nikolas

Nikolas is an articling student, practicing in the areas of land use planning law, municipal law, and administrative law. They will be called to the Bar in June 2024.

Nikolas advocates for clients before municipal councils, committees of adjustment, the Toronto Local Appeal Body, the Ontario Land Tribunal, and the Divisional Court. They navigate appeals under both the Planning Act and the Ontario Heritage Act.

At Osgoode Hall Law School, Nikolas was top of their class in environmental law. They were also a research assistant for a professor in the areas of municipal law and property law, a member of the Wilson Moot, a member of the Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic, and the recipient of the N.A. Taylor Scholarship, the Charles Edward Woodrow Award, and the Archie Campbell Memorial Award.

Prior to their legal career, Nikolas was an urban planner with over five years’ professional experience in Canada and England. They graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University, as the recipient of the “Ryerson Gold Medal” (the University’s top honour), alongside eight other academic awards.

Outside of the firm, Nikolas advocates to ensure municipalities uphold the human rights of encampment residents.

Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD)
  • Ontario Professional Planners Institute (Public Member)
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (Affiliate Member)

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2023
  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Hons), Toronto Metropolitan University, 2016