Expropriation is a complex field. A successful outcome depends upon having an agile, multidisciplinary legal team with experience in all of the various aspects of the process, from initiation to negotiating or mediating settlements and drafting complex agreement and, where necessary, examining and cross examining witnesses at a compensation hearing.
Resolving complex claims often involving environmental, engineering, land use planning, and business loss and appraisal experts requires a thorough understanding of those fields of expertise. BLG’s lawyers have experience working with these professionals to assemble the right team to deliver the best results.
Our Expropriation Law Group has advised both owners and authorities on the most complicated expropriation-related problems.
We represent a broad range of clients from the Provincial level to the local municipal level, including hospitals, universities, and school boards, helping to deliver much needed infrastructure projects. We also represent land and business owners who are impacted by an expropriation. Our lawyers have appeared before inquiry officers, tribunals, boards, and Courts across Canada.
From high-proﬁle real estate developments to smart city planning and infrastructure, BLG offers you an experienced partner with cross-sector and practice expertise, a national reach and an innovative mindset. To read more about BLG’s experience, or to see what development projects we are involved in, please visit our Development Projects page.
Our team’s professionals are recognized nationally for their expertise, with many listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. As leaders in the field, we are authors of New Law of Expropriation (Carswell, 1990-present), the primary textbook on expropriation law.