Cody is a lawyer at Cheadles LLP, where he works in multiple areas of law, focusing on municipal law, real estate law, Aboriginal law, and corporate law. The bulk of Cody’s practice is advising Municipalities on private-public partnerships, by-law drafting, commercial and residential real estate, tax enforcement, and matters related to the Planning Act, the Municipal Act, the Municipal Elections Act, and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. He also acts for private companies and individuals on Municipal-related matters and has appeared for his clients at the Ontario Land Tribunal and Superior Court of Justice. Cody also routinely assists large institutional clients maneuver the intricacies of Aboriginal and First Nations Law, specifically partnerships and property-related matters.
Cody was born and raised in Thunder Bay and is active within the community. He was elected to Thunder Bay City Council (Neebing Ward) for the 2018-2022 term and served as a councillor on many committees and boards.
In law school, Cody was selected by his peers to be the Valedictorian of the graduating class of 2019. Cody was active in the Lakehead University Student Union during his undergraduate studies and was a member of the Lakehead University Senate. Before practicing law, Cody worked in Indigenous business consulting and as a project support person for a government-led commission known as the Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission. Through his work and education, Cody has gained a unique skill set and is knowledgeable in the complexity of First Nation-Crown relations and business-government relations.
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