Abbey’s practice focuses on real estate acquisition, expropriation and related claims litigation. She represents public authorities and municipalities in the acquisition of privately owned lands as well as landowners in expropriation matters throughout Ontario.
Before joining private practice, Abbey summered and articled with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in the Legal Services Branch of the Ministries of Energy and Infrastructure. Following her articles, Abbey worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Realty Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure, where she provided advice on complex infrastructure projects, land use and real estate matters.
Abbey earned her J.D. from Queen’s University in 2012. While attending law school, she served as a Managing Editor of the Queen’s Law Journal and competed as a member of the Donald G. Bowman National Tax Moot team. Abbey was also a student caseworker for the Queen’s Business Law Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal services to small businesses, start-ups and not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to attending law school, Abbey received her M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Honours) in International Studies and Political Science from Glendon College, York University.
Abbey is actively involved in a number of industry and community organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Expropriation Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Foundation.