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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Environment

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What the team is known for

Borden Ladner Gervais is a full-service law firm with a multidisciplinary environmental law department. The practice is highly regarded for environmental litigation as well as assisting with environmental assessments and permitting. The team offers additional expertise in relation to contaminated sites, storage and transportation of hazardous goods, and emissions. The group's client roster spans the country and includes public and private companies, municipalities and Crown corporations.

Strengths

Sources praise the team for being "very conscientious and knowledgeable," particularly referencing the team's "attention to detail."

Commentators share that the group's "communications on all levels were timely, concise and clear."

Work highlights

A BLG team led by Graham Walker and Dionysios Rossi provided counsel to British Columbia Railway Company in litigious proceedings with the Government of Canada in relation to historic site contamination.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Gabrielle Kramer represents a range of public and private clients, including municipalities and oil and gas companies, engaged in regulatory proceedings and contamination disputes.
"Gabrielle Kramer has an excellent reputation in the environmental industry as being an experienced, knowledgeable and effective lawyer."

Based in Vancouver, Rick Williams is well versed in environmental issues and is frequently sought out to advise on matters relating to major oil and gas projects. He is additionally noted for his experience in contaminated land litigation.
"Rick Williams has the ability to remain calm and collected in very intense situations." "He is responsive, experienced and has excellent time management skills."

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Overview

BLG’s Environmental Group prides itself on providing informed, practical advice to our clients in industry.

We offer integrated and proactive approaches to managing environmental challenges, whether from business deals, regulation or litigation. We provide solutions tailored to the precise client needs and situations by drawing on our extensive experience.

Our climate change and environmental law groups include transactional lawyers, regulatory specialists and advocates with extensive experience defending against civil claims and prosecutions. Group members are also experienced in advising and advocating for granting land use permissions.

Our professionals work closely with clients to proactively identify opportunities and resolve problems to ensure environmental compliance.

We help organizations across multiple sectors, including:

• real estate development
• oil and gas
• petrochemicals
• pipelines
• shipping
• public and private power projects
• energy
• oil sands
• municipal law
• land expropriation

Additionally, we advise on provincial, territorial and international environmental laws.

Members

Baker, Andrew

Blanchard, Emma

Coburn, Rick

Desjardins, Alexandre

Dineley, Luke

Duncan, Scott

Fairbrother, Kate

Gehlen, Jake

Glass, Ramsay

Kramer, Gabrielle

Kramer, Gabrielle

Lambert-Shirzad, Erika Lambert-Shirzad

Lemmens, Matti

Pritchard, Tim

Schromm, Garett

Thompson, Chidinma

Visser, Auke

Walker, Graham

Environment

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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Location

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower

22 Adelaide Street West

Suite 3400

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

M5H 4E3

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Environment


Gabrielle Kramer
Band 4
Rick Williams
Band 4