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Sean Gosnell

Sean Gosnell
Office:
Bay Adelaide Centre
22 Adelaide Street West
East Tower
M5H 4E3
City:
Toronto
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 416 367 6120
Fax:
+1 416 361 2711

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Canada - Government Contracts

Sean Gosnell is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Sean has practised with BLG since joining the firm as an articling student in 1982, except for two years (1989–1990) when he was employed by Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited in London, England as its assistant chief operating officer and as an English solicitor, after qualifying in 1989.

Soon after returning to the firm Sean became a partner and between 2008 and 2014 was the regional practice group leader of the environmental, municipal, expropriation and regulatory group.

His work in this field covers three areas; advising governmental authorities in the design and implementation of large-scale land acquisition projects for infrastructure renewal, assisting private land owners in identifying opportunities for unlocking and creating value by pursuing enhanced land development approvals and advising private land owners faced with compulsory land acquisition by governmental authorities.

Sean does extensive work for Metrolinx, the Ontario owned entity that operates a commuter rail system in and around the greater Toronto area. Metrolinx, with the support of all levels of government, is in the process of a US$13.5 billion Cdn expansion and improvement of its rail and station system, including the creation of new corridors, the improvement of existing corridors and the addition of new stations and the improvement of existing ones. He provides advice in regard to land acquisition and planning matters in connection with all of these matters.

Sean also has a significant practice representing lawyers in the defence of professional negligence claims in commercial and complex real estate matters. As well, he acts on business interruption loss claims. 

Drawing on connections to Chinese entities dating to his time in London, Sean provides general legal advice to several Hong Kong and Chinese mainland based companies, and has lectured at Peking University. In addition to BA and JD degrees from the University of Toronto Sean holds an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. Sean is recognised in Who's Who Legal: Government Contracts and Who's Who Legal (compendium edition). He has also been peer review rated in Martindale-Hubbell.

WWL says: Sean Gosnell stands out among peers as “a results-oriented problem solver”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

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