Frank J. Sperduti

Partner

Toronto
FSperduti@blg.com
416.367.6243

Frank practises civil litigation and administrative law, with an emphasis on expropriation, planning, infrastructure projects, the environment, commercial litigation and regulatory prosecutions.

He has acted as counsel in civil proceedings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared in regulatory and quasi-criminal proceedings and appeals before the Ontario Provincial Court and in planning and expropriation proceedings before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Board of Negotiations, local municipal committees, inquiry officers, and private mediators and arbitrators.

Experience

  • Acting for landowners impacted by the easterly extension of highway 407 East, the extension of highway 404, the widening and realignment of highway 7, the Sheppard Avenue light rail transit (LRT), and other large and small-scale infrastructure projects in Ontario.
  • Acting for, and providing strategic advice and representation to, expropriating authorities at negotiations and compensation proceedings in large-scale infrastructure projects involving multiple property acquisitions in the regions of York and Halton, Windsor, Ottawa and Toronto.
  • Acting as litigation counsel in civil disputes related to partnerships, partition and sale proceedings, insurance, and contentious planning and land-development applications.

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Professional Involvement

  • Board Member, Ontario Expropriation Association; Past President, 2008-09
  • Member, International Right of Way Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Lecturer, Appraisal Institute of Canada
  • Lecturer, Ontario Expropriation Association
  • Lecturer, Alberta Expropriation Association

Community Involvement

  • Speaker and guest lecturer for community organizations, including local high schools, chambers of commerce and community groups

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Expropriation Law).

Education & Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1998
  • LLB, Queen's University, 1996
  • B.Comm., University of Toronto, 1992