Insider’s View of Expropriation Process
Frank Sperduti, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP whose practice focuses on environmental law, provides an overview of the expropriation process to aid with real estate valuations.
An expropriation in Ontario is defined as “the taking of land without consent of the owner by an expropriating authority in the exercise of its statutory powers…”. It is hard to imagine an exercise of governmental authority that can have a more direct impact on an owner’s property rights than the taking of an owner’s land without the owner’s consent.
Frank Sperduti is a partner with BLG and a member of the Board of Directors and past president of the Ontario Expropriation Association. He practises in the areas of civil litigation and administrative law, with an emphasis on expropriation planning, environmental law, commercial litigation and regulatory prosecutions. For more information on Frank Sperduti please visit http://www.blg.com/en/home/our-professionals/Pages/Sperduti-Frank.aspx