Kate Kempton is a partner with OKT. She has a diverse practice, serving indigenous clients in negotiations and litigation, in areas of Aboriginal and treaty rights, environmental law, IBAs and commercial transactions, energy and mining law, administrative law, issues facing reserves and Indian Act matters. She works with and advises indigenous clients in reassertion of inherent sovereignty, inherent governance, and international law. Kate has successfully litigated defences against harvesting charges, constitutional challenges to legislation, injunctions to prevent unilateral third-party development, tort and treaty claims. She has also successfully negotiated and concluded, on behalf of clients, major economic development and commercial ownership transactions, and a number of impact-benefit, mining exploration, interim measures, forestry and energy related and other types of agreements. Kate has been selected annually by her peers for inclusion in directories of leading lawyers in the area of Aboriginal Law, including The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in America and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. Kate was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 2001. Kate was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 2016.
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