Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Senior Associate

Toronto
ABaker@blg.com
416.367.6250

Andrew practices administrative law and civil litigation, with an emphasis on environmental, expropriation, planning and regulatory law. He also represents clients in litigation involving real estate disputes and professional liability insurance.

Andrew advises clients on a variety of expropriation matters before environment and land tribunals and the civil courts. He acts for expropriating authorities, including municipalities, government agencies and school boards, in the following:

  • multi-property acquisition strategy
  • dispute resolution
  • parallel civil litigation

He also acts for expropriation claimants in large infrastructure projects across the GTA.   

Experience

  • Representing expropriating authorities in land acquisition strategy and dispute resolution involving large infrastructure projects, including the York Region Viva rapid transit projects, the UP Express Rail link, GO Train expansion and numerous school sites in the City of Toronto.  
  • Representing expropriation claimants in various large infrastructure projects, including the Highway 407 East extension, Highway 400 expansion and other GTA infrastructure projects.
  • Representing public sector clients in a broad range of expropriation, land use planning policy and land development matters including acquisition/development/disposal strategies and civil litigation/appeals at all levels of court.
  • Representing environmental and professional liability insurers in contamination and other environmental issues, land development, real estate transactions and similar disputes.
  • Representing private sector clients throughout the GTA in official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments and site plan applications, from the initial submission of development applications to preparing for mediations and hearings at the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
  • Representing private sector clients in land valuation and other real estate disputes.

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Professional Involvement

  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Expropriation Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2015
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2014
  • BA (Hons.), University of Saskatchewan, 2009