Owners' Counsel of America Announces Addition of New Member Shane Rayman

Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA), a nationwide network of leading eminent domain attorneys, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Shane Rayman to its membership base. Shane is a founding partner of Rayman Beitchman LLP, a litigation firm focused on expropriations law and property rights litigation in Toronto, Canada. Shane’s primary practice areas include expropriations, commercial litigation, and professional liability defense. 

In addition to appearing before all levels of Court in Ontario and the Federal Court of Canada, Shane has represented his clients in many significant cases relating to land compensation claims, including the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Antrim Truck Centre v. Ontario (Ministry of Transportation). This appeal resulted in a unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in favor of the Appellant owner and set a precedent relating to real property rights and the balance between public and private property interests in Canada. Shane has also been involved in major infrastructure projects throughout Ontario, including the 407 East, the TYSSE Subway extension, Metrolinx initiatives and LRT projects.  

"We are delighted to have someone as accomplished and experienced as Shane Rayman join Owner's Counsel of America. His unique legal expertise and perspectives in the area of Canadian expropriations law and related land compensation issues will be a valuable resource to our membership base."

Leslie Fields, Executive Director of Owners' Counsel of America

Shane is a past president and current Director of the Ontario Expropriations Association. Consisting of individuals from professions involved in the acquisition of land for public purposes, the OEA provides a valuable forum for such professionals to educate one another on relevant issues. Shane is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and the Ontario Chapter of the International Right of Way Association. Shane currently serves as a director of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority Consultative Committee. Shane has presented to audiences throughout Canada, along with international audiences on the topic of expropriations law and related legal issues. 

Shane graduated from the Osgoode Hall Law School in 1999 and received his Admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2001.  

Source: Owners' Counsel of America

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