Roberto Aburto is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. He represents clients in a variety of areas, including real property disputes, construction disputes, land use planning matters, expropriation, interpretation of municipal by-laws, municipal tax assessment, development charge disputes, municipal conflicts of interest, municipal privacy matters, and environmental contamination disputes. Roberto represents all sides of the development industry, including developers, municipalities, municipal councillors, and community organizations. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal for Ontario as well as various administrative tribunals including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and the Assessment Review Board. His practice also involves ADR. Roberto sits as the regional representative for Eastern Ontario on the board of directors of the Ontario Expropriation Association and is a member of various other legal and industry associations. In 2019, Roberto was named a Lexpert Zenith Award winner in recognition of his work promoting the principles of diversity & inclusion and, in 2020, he was distinguished as an Excellence Award Recipient for the Pro Bono Gender Markers Initiative at the Canadian Law Awards.