Our lawyers are trusted advocates and leading practitioners in the area of expropriation law and related litigation. SOK represents all parties involved in the expropriation process, including landowners, homeowners, farmers, developers, corporations and tenants throughout Ontario. We offer legal advice and services to clients impacted by small municipal infrastructure projects as well as large-scale government initiatives, such as Light Rail Transit (“LRT”) projects and major highway expansions (e.g. Highway 7, 8, 10, 11, 26, 400, 401, 404, 410, 427, 407 and the QEW).
We recognize that an expropriation's impacts upon a property's unique characteristics can best be understood by inspecting the property in person, and reviewing issues on site with the owner. That is why it is our practice to attend and review all aspects of each impacted property.
Our experience and focus on real estate acquisition and expropriation law enables our team to assist clients at each step of the process, providing not only legal advice but also guidance through negotiations, the retention of appraisers and other experts, and the identification of strategies for maximizing compensation.
SOK lawyers are dedicated to providing owners with high-quality legal advice that is practical and timely so as to advance owners’ claims and achieve the best possible outcome in the expropriation process.