Christel Higgs is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Christel has practised with BLG since joining us as a summer student in 2005. She practises real estate litigation, with a particular focus on municipal, expropriation, land use planning law, and contract and commercial lease disputes. She represents both municipalities and private landowners.
Christel's practice encompasses a broad scope of real estate litigation work, including assisting in title investigation, ground lease negotiations and litigation, drafting pleadings, engaging in settlement discussions and attending the Ontario Municipal Board, Superior Court, and arbitration panels. Over the last several years, Christel has been involved in the litigation of multiple, lengthy and complex cases at the Ontario Municipal Board and before arbitration panels.