With over 30 years’ of experience, Sean Gosnell has an extensive law practice focused on real estate-related matters. He provides strategic advisory legal services to public and private entities (including China based companies) on acquiring and selling real estate assets, obtaining development approvals, drafting EDCs and negotiating cost-sharing agreements. His advice extends to acting on a variety of litigious matters related to real estate, including compensation for land acquired by public authorities, commercial disputes and professional negligence claims. Most recently he secured the dismissal of a $2 billion claim against an international mining company.
Sean interrupted his career at BLG to be involved in the development of Canary Wharf as solicitor and assistant chief operating officer for Olympia and York Canary Wharf Limited in London, England. He has been successively recognized in annual editions of legal ranking directories as a leading lawyer. Sean is also active within both legal and industry associations, including serving as president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He is a sought-after speaker, including presenting at the University of Windsor, Peking University, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the American Bar Association.