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One of Canada’s leading environmental lawyers, Sarah advises on the assessment of environmental and social risks and impacts, Indigenous matters, climate change, contaminated site development and litigation and the permitting of infrastructure, energy and natural resource projects. Sarah is also very successful at advocating before administrative tribunals regarding permitting for infrastructure, resource development and manufacturing projects. She is involved in the development and reform of Canadian environmental law, and is a frequent writer and speaker on environmental, energy and Indigenous law issues. Sarah is past chair of the National Environmental, Energy and Resource Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section. She is Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Environmental Law. Select Recognition: Chambers Global and Chambers Canada (Band 1); The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in CanadaThe Legal 500 CanadaLexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy LawyersThe Best Lawyers in Canada’s Toronto Energy Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year 2019 and Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year 2018; Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law.


Year Called to the Bar:1993 (ON)
155 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 367-6931
Fax: (416) 863-0871
E-mail: spowell@dwpv.com

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