David P. Neligan

Partner Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2015

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  • Bio
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Professional Involvement
  • Selected Speaking Engagements
  • Selected Publications
  • Insights
  • Education

David combines strong advocacy and research skills with the ability to remain composed in high-pressure situations to effectively represent his municipal and land use planning clients. His background in public policy gives him significant insight and practical experience when representing clients in the public sector. David leverages this experience to provide value-added services and advice. 

David is a member of the firm's Municipal & Land Use Planning Group. He provides advice and representation to both private and public sector clients, from individual landowners to major developers to municipalities. His experience includes zoning permissions and variances, official plan amendments, expropriations, neighbour disputes, and review and interpretation of zoning bylaws. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada in Expropriation Law and Municipal Law

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Canadian/Ontario Bar Association (Municipal Law Section)
  • Ontario Expropriation Association

Selected Speaking Engagements

Speaker, "Legal Updates 2023," Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 2023 Ontario West Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Forum, June 28, 2023.

Co-authored paper and presentation with Ajay Gajaria and Rebecca Hines, “Divisional Court Confirm Expropriation Claimants Not Immune to Interest and Costs Consequences,” Ontario Expropriation Association 2019 Fall Conference, October 25, 2019.

Co-Presenter with Ajay Gajaria, “Expropriation Costs; Recent Developments in the Shergar Case,” Ontario Expropriation Association 2019 Fall Conference, October 25, 2019.

Selected Publications

“The Shergar Decision,” Ontario Expropriation Association Magazine, Spring 2020, (Co-authored with Ajay Gajaria and Rebecca Hines).

“Divisional Court Confirms Expropriation Claimants Not Immune to Interest and Costs Consequences,” Aird & Berlis LLP Expropriation Law Bulletin, May 16, 2019.

Education

  • JD, University of Ottawa, 2014
  • MA, Geography, McMaster University, 2008
  • Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma (Hons), Nova Scotia Community College, 2005  
  • BA, McGill University, 2002