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Shane Rayman

Shane Rayman

Adjunct Member (Ontario, Canada)

Rayman Beitchman LLP
250 Yonge Street
Suite 2200, P.O. Box 4.
Toronto, Ontario M5B 2L7
Tel.: (416) 597-5406
Fax: (437) 222-9001 /

Shane Rayman is a founding partner of Rayman Beitchman LLP, a boutique litigation firm focused on expropriations law and property rights litigation which are also Shane’s primary practice areas. His practice also includes commercial litigation and defending 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.


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