Municipal Licence

A hands-on approach.

For more than two decades Noel Gerry has been acting for businesses that are regulated under municipal business licensing by-laws. He guides applicants through the application process and defends licence holders facing by-law charges in court or facing discipline from administrative tribunals. Over the years he has acted for all manner of licensees including: adult entertainment clubs, restaurants, body rub parlours, holistic health centres, bath houses, motor vehicle dealerships and regulated health professionals such as Registered Massage Therapists. In all cases, he understands that your business licence or registration is your lifeline.

Noel Gerry brings to the table unparalleled experience in dealing with business licensing issues in the Greater Toronto Area. He has appeared before various licensing committees, town councils and tribunals including the Toronto Licensing Tribunal, as well as regularly defending by-law and regulatory charges in the Provincial Courts at Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, Richmond Hill and Whitby.

Noel Gerry has extensive knowledge of the laws governing the enforcement of by-laws and zoning provisions. He has appeared before the highest courts in Ontario and the Ontario Municipal Board in matters involving municipal business licensing and zoning.

You can count on Gerry to:

  • Assist in the filing of business licence and zoning applications
  • Defend by-law charges in court
  • Defend regulatory charges in court
  • Defend related Criminal Code charges in court
  • Launch Appeals and Applications to all levels of court
  • Defend refusals to renew, and proposals to suspend or revoke, business licences before licensing tribunals, licensing committees and town councils

Gerry understands that his clients start or acquire businesses to earn a living and provide for their families. Often, government regulators put up roadblocks in that pursuit. Noel Gerry utilizes his years of experience to help his clients navigate those roadblocks and remain open for business.