Robert C. Freedman
Robert C. Freedman
Senior Counsel at Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP
250 University Ave, Fl 8, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1994 (BC); 2004 (AB); 2011 (YT)
Robert C. Freedman works with Indigenous groups, with a focus on advising clients in complex negotiations and has a particular focus on IBA negotiations and treaty/land claim negotiations. In addition, his practice focuses on advising First Nations and First Nation organizations on a variety of matters including environmental assessments, treaty and Aboriginal rights, oil & gas–related matters, hydro-electric matters, and water rights. He has particular expertise assisting First Nations in their consultations with federal and provincial governments and industry, and in negotiating consultation/accommodation agreements. Mr. Freedman has appeared at all levels of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Since 2008, he has been recognized by Lexpert® as a leading lawyer in Canada in the field of Aboriginal law.
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