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Andrea Skinner

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2010

Andrea is a partner within the firm’s Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. She has a diverse practice providing advice and representation to a number of municipalities as well as to developers and individual landowners. Andrea advises and represents clients in connection with planning applications and appeals, expropriation proceedings, environmental and regulatory matters, and other municipal-related issues.

She regularly appears before administrative tribunals, including Committees of Adjustments, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly the Ontario Municipal Board) and the Board of Negotiation. She also appears before the Ontario courts. 

This diversification within Andrea’s specialty is a foundation of her professional competence and expertise, and underscores the successes that she has achieved on behalf of her clients.

Andrea serves as the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Partner, appointed in 2019. She is responsible for developing and implementing firm strategies around diversity and inclusion initiatives and acts as a resource and advocate for lawyers and staff in respect of diversity and inclusion issues. She is the firm’s co-representative, along with the Director of Student and Associate Programs, to the Law Firm Diversity and Inclusion Network.

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner of 2008 Gale Cup National Moot Competition and recipient of Best Factum Prize
  • Recipient of 2007 Canada Law Book Prize for highest standing in Contracts Law, University of Ottawa

Professional Involvement

Membership

  • Ontario Expropriation Association

Education

  • LLB (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa, 2009
  • B.Sc., Cornell University, 2006