Eileen Costello is a member of Aird & Berlis LLP's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. Costello articled with the firm, became an associate in 2002 and a partner in 2006.
She practises exclusively in the area of municipal and land use planning law, including acquiring development approvals for a broad range of clients and advising municipalities on all aspects of the statutory and regulatory scheme which governs land development and regulation in the province. She also undertakes prosecutions for municipalities in respect of zoning, property standards and building standards enforcement. Costello appears regularly before municipal authorities and administrative tribunals, most notably the Ontario Municipal Board and the Conservation Review Board. She also appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court in respect of leave motions and appeals from the Ontario Municipal Board, decisions of chief building officials, and by-law interpretation matters.
Costello is the author of The Ontario Heritage Act and Commentary and has a growing specialization with respect to heritage matters, including advising private property owners and municipal governments with respect to their obligations and opportunities under the act.