Katie Butler

Senior Associate

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Katie assists public and private sector clients—including municipalities, schools, hospitals, transit authorities, developers, businesses and private landowners—with planning, municipal and expropriation matters.


  • Acting for municipalities on various land use planning and expropriation matters, including complex negotiations and appeals.
  • Providing guidance to schools and school boards with respect to expropriation, planning, and regulatory matters, including by-law interpretation and compliance.
  • Assisting hospitals in connection with planning, expropriation, and real estate matters.
  • Advising businesses in the resolution of zoning by-law disputes.
  • Assisting individual landowners with planning and expropriation issues.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Newsletter Editor, Ontario Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association, Municipal Law Section
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Expropriation Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada as “Ones to Watch” (Environmental Law)
  • Recognized in the Novae Res Urbis Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area annual rankings for the Top 10 GTHA Development Law Firms.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2017
  • JD, University of Windsor, 2016
  • BA (Hons.), York University, 2012