Catherine Fagan
Partner

Arbutus Law Group LLP

507 Place d’Armes, Suite 1701
Montréal, QC H2Y 2W8
Phone: (514) 803-0623
E-mail: catherinefagan@arbutuslaw.ca
 
 
 

Catherine Fagan is based out of Montréal and St. John’s and is a member of the Barreau du Québec, Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador and the Law Society of Manitoba. Catherine works exclusively with Indigenous clients and has particular expertise negotiating self-governance agreements, as well as other environmental agreements, including the creation of parks and protected areas. Catherine works extensively with her clients to develop laws, particularly in areas of governance, environmental protection, land use planning and housing. She is especially focused on revitalizing a Nation's own Indigenous laws and incorporating them into modern legal structures. Catherine has worked on cases at all court levels, including those before the Supreme Court of Canada. She is experienced in treaty compliance, Aboriginal rights and title, consent obligations for development projects, endangered species and forestry. She is a long-time volunteer with Lawyers Without Borders Canada, working with Indigenous nations in Central and South America. She previously worked with the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biodiversity, as well as with a Tribal Council in New Zealand. Catherine works in English and French. She is a member of the Inuit community of NunatuKavut in Labrador.


Year Called to the Bar:2007 (QC)
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