Mar. 12, 2021

Coffee in the Times of COVID

The Substantive Law & COVID-19 Series

Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

Municipal Law Coffee Talk

Interested in finding out what municipal law is all about and what it is like to practice in this dynamic field?

A group of seasoned veterans from across the country will give you an overview of the different areas that constitute “municipal law”, and give you a taste of what it’s like to practice in this extremely diverse field, whether it’s representing the municipalities themselves or the many walks of life that must engage with municipalities. The lawyers have experience both in private practice and working in-house for local government, and as members of city council and as teachers of municipal law.

To enhance engagement among participants and facilitators, break-out groups will be used during this session.



Leo F. Longo

Leo F. Longo is a senior member of Aird & Berlis LLP, a major Toronto firm. His practice is devoted to all areas of land use planning, development law and municipal law, representing both private and public sector clients. Leo appears before councils, provincial land tribunals and various levels of court.

Alifeyah Gulamhusein

Alifeyah Gulamhusein is lawyer at the Alberta law firm Brownlee LLP. Alifeyah’s primary area of practice is planning and development, including drafting planning documents, teaching, advocacy and litigation. Alifeyah has represented municipalities before the SDAB, the Provincial Count, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Court of Appeal. Alifeyah also practices in the areas of municipal enforcement, policy development and governance.

Prior to her present position at Brownlee, Alifeyah took a position as in-house legal counsel for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and was their Manager of Legal Services. 

Emily McClendon

Emily McClendon is a senior associate at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Emily assists clients with commercial and residential developments in a practice ranging from dirt to occupancy including statutory regulatory compliance, buying and selling real estate, land use and subdivision, financing, and resale. Prior to joining BLG, Emily practiced municipal law at mid-sized municipal law boutiques in North Vancouver and Vancouver.

Roberto Noce

Roberto is a partner with Miller Thomson LLP in both Edmonton and Calgary.   His practice includes municipal law, real estate development, condominium, and corporate/commercial matters.   Roberto is a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, teaching Municipal & Planning Law and writes a bi-weekly column in the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald on condominium-related matters.

Roberto is a former city of Edmonton Councillor (1995-2001) and has been a member of numerous boards and associations with the city of Edmonton and related bodies.








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    Friday, March 12, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

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