Emma Blanchard


In Emma’s municipal law practice, she acts for municipalities in procurement, expropriation, real estate and land use matters. She prepares applications for severances, minor variances and rezoning and drafts municipal by-laws. 
Emma regularly appears before Planning Committees, Committees of Adjustment and the Ontario Municipal Board.


  • Appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board on land use planning matters.
  • Prosecuting and defending provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice. Defending municipal and corporate clients in environmental prosecutions.
  • Preparing applications for severances, minor variances and rezoning. Appearing before Planning Committees and Committees of Adjustment.
  • Advising municipal clients and drafting municipal by-laws.
  • Acting for municipalities in municipal procurement matters. Drafting municipal service agreements.
  • Acting for municipalities in expropriation matters.
  • Acting for vendors and purchasers in real estate and secured financing transactions.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
  • Member, Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (Builder Developer Committee)
  • Member, Women in Land Development
  • Member, Ontario Expropriation Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2017) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Infrastructure Law, Property Development)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2017) of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2007
  • LLB, McGill University, 2006
  • BCL, McGill University, 2006
  • BA, Queen's University, 2002