Called to the Bar, 1992
Direct Tel: 416-214-9925
Melissa VanBerkum specializes in property assessment litigation, municipal taxation and municipal business licensing. She holds a law degree from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University Toronto, St. Michael’s College. Melissa is a certified specialist in Municipal Law – Local Government by the Law Society of Ontario. Having spent 11 years as internal counsel for two GTA municipalities, Melissa also has expertise in land use planning and development, by-law drafting and enforcement and public procurement. She is a frequent speaker at conferences with the Institute of Municipal Assessors (IMA), the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Association of Canadian Assessors’ Counsel (ACAC) and the Canadian Property Tax Association (CPTA).
C.S. – Certified by the Law Society as a specialist in Municipal Law – Local Government