October 16th, 2017 — By — In News & Events

Owners’ Counsel of America Announces Addition of Shane Rayman as Newest Member

Owners’ Counsel of America is pleased to announce the recent addition of Shane Rayman to its membership base. Shane Rayman is a founding partner of Rayman Beitchman LLP, a boutique litigation firm in Canada focused on expropriations law and property rights litigation which are also Shane’s primary practice areas. His practice also includes commercial litigation and draymanefending professionals on liability issues relating to expropriations law.

In addition to having appeared 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 throughout Ontario, 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. 

Shane is a past president of the Ontario Expropriations Association and has been a director since 2006. This Association is made up of individuals from professions involved in the acquisition of land for public purposes and provides a 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 has presented on expropriations issues and private property rights throughout Canada, including in this 2016 interview by CBC.


Admission to the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2001

Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1999

York University, B.A. (Economics), 1996


Expropriating for Third Parties and the Disposition of Expropriated Lands, IRWA Spring Seminar, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2017

Ethical Issues in Eminent Domain, CLE International Eminent Domain Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, May 2017

Sections 41 and 42 of the Expropriations Act, Ontario Expropriation Association Fall Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 2016

Injurious Affection and the Canadian Approach to Damages for Partial Takings, CLE National Eminent Domain Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2016

Municipal Powers to Expropriate, Law Society of Upper Canada’s Six-Minute Municipal Lawyer, Toronto, Ontario, May 2016

Renewable Energy Projects and Claims, IRWA Spring Seminar, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 2015

Expert Evidence, Ontario Expropriation Association Fall Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 2014

Presentation on Antrim Truck Centre v. Ministry of Transportation for Ontario, Alberta Expropriation Association Fall Conference, Banff, Alberta, October 2013

Antrim and its Future Implications, Ontario Expropriation Association Fall Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 2013

Section 25 Offers of Compensation, Ontario Expropriation Association Fall Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 2012

Trends in Avoiding Expropriation, Alberta Expropriation Association Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta, September 2011

Avoiding Formal Expropriations, British Columbia Expropriation Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2010

Legal Obligations of Expert Witnesses, Annual Conference, Ontario Expropriation Association, Toronto, Ontario, October 2009

Expropriations Law in Canada, Delegation of the People’s Republic of China, Toronto, Ontario, September 2009

Full Day Seminar of Expropriations Law, IRWA Special Program, May 2009

Compensation for Expropriation in Canada, Delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Toronto, Ontario, April 2009

Advance Purchases of Public Lands, IRWA Fall Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 2008

Full Day Appraisal Seminar, New Brunswick Association of Real Estate Appraisers, Moncton, New Brunswick, April 2007


The Abandonment and Disposition of Expropriated Lands, 2016

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, 2004


Law Society of Upper Canada

Ontario Expropriation Association, Board Member and Past President

The Advocates’ Society of Ontario

International Right of Way Association, Ontario Chapter

Ontario Bar Association

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