Shane Rayman is a founding partner of Rayman Harris LLP. Shane’s practice has been focused on achieving outstanding results for his clients in the area of expropriations law and real property litigation. Shane’s practice also includes commercial litigation, regulatory and administrative matters, professional negligence claims and professional discipline proceedings.
In addition to having appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and the Federal Court of Canada, Shane was senior counsel for the Appellant in Antrim Truck Centre v. Ministry of Transportation on appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. In March 2013, the Supreme Court rendered a unanimous decision in favour of the Appellant. Shane also appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and represents numerous expropriated owners throughout Ontario.
Shane received a B.A. in Economics from York University in 1996 He graduated with an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1999, where he was awarded the Matthew Wilson Memorial Scholarship for standing third overall in a class of 300 in his final year of studies. Shane was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001.
Shane is a past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association and has been a director since 2006. He is also a member of the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Advocates’ Society, the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, 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 is a member of the Owners’ Council of America, an invitation only network of the most experienced eminent domain and property rights attorneys who seek to advance, preserve and defend the rights of private property owners and thereby further the cause of liberty. Shane has also recently accepted an invitation to the Counselors of Real Estate, an international group of high profile real estate practitioners who provide expert advisory services to clients on complex real property and land-related matters.
Shane has presented on various topics relating to his expertise before the Ontario Expropriation Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Right of Way Association, the Appraisal Institute of Canada, the New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers, the Bureau of Housing and Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China and various professional development conferences on Eminent Domain Law in the United States. Shane has also authored over 14 papers on expropriations law and related topics.
- Liberty in the Time of COVID-19: Belated Longing for Compensation That May Never Arrive (2020)
- Hearing of Necessity (2018)
- Municipal Powers of Expropriation and Private Development (2016)
- Navigating the Jungle: Private Nuisance and Renewable Energy Projects (2015)
- Controlling Reasonable Costs (2014)
- New Trends in Expropriation – Avoiding Expropriation (2010)
- The Evolving Obligations of an Expert Witness (2009)
- Tax Implications of Expropriation (2009)
- The Private Nature of Necessity Hearings and Inquiry Officer Reports: An Oddity in the Ontario Expropriation Legislation (2007)
- Legal Privilege and its Application to Appraisers (2007)
- Large Scale Expropriations and Reverberative Effects (2006)
- Private Rights, Public Good: Balancing Competing Interests under Expropriations Law (2006)
- Threatened Expropriation and Blight: Valuation Issues (2004)
- Expropriation: An Initial Perspective
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