Piper Morley  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Piper Morley is a senior associate in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a member of the Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory group.

Piper practices in the areas of municipal and land use planning law, and expropriations. Piper provides advice to both public and private sector clients. She has been involved in applications and appeals before municipal authorities and administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Municipal Board and the Environmental Review Tribunal. Piper also has experience in municipal matters before the Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Appeal.

Representative Work

  • Representing public and private sector clients in matters involving planning applications at the Ontario Municipal Board.
  • Representing expropriating authorities and private landowners at various stages of the expropriation process.
  • Representing private sector clients on matters before the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Bill 139 – the Proposed End of the Ontario Municipal Board," BLG Municipal Law Bulletin, June 2017.
  • Co-Author, "The Overhaul of the OMB," BLG Municipal Law Bulletin, May 2017.
  • Co-Author, The Winds of Change: The Intersection of Land Use Planning and Climate Change Action, Association of Municipalities of Ontario, Aug 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Moore V. Getahun At The Ontario Municipal Board: What Expropriation And Planning Experts Need To Know,​" BLG Municipal Law Bulletin, February 2015.
  • Co-Author, “Pens Down on Expert Report Revisions?,” The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, April 2014.
  • Co-Author, Northstar Canada: Directors Challenge Ontario Ministry of the Environment Expanded Personal “No-fault” Liability,” Corporate Financing, January 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Adverse Possession of Municipally Owned Lands: Public Benefit v. Private Rights,” The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, January 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Municipal Regulation of Renewable Energy Projects: Tilting at Windmills no More?,” The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, July 2013.
  • Co-Author, “The Standard of Review on Appeal for Municipal Conflict of Interest Decisions,” The Digest of Municipal & Planning Law, July 2012.