A strategic thinker and trusted advisor to resource developers, investors, governments and agencies on matters relating to Aboriginal and environmental law, Sandra brings with her a nationally recognized practice with extensive regulatory experience in mining, hydro-electric, nuclear, forestry, and oil and gas.
Sandra has a combined 25+ years experience in-house with the Government of Ontario and in private practice – providing strategic legal advice to clients in the resource sector across Canada on matters relating to Aboriginal rights and consultation, environmental assessments, permitting and government relations. An astute negotiator, she has navigated successful commercial arrangements, settlements, impact and benefit agreements, and partnerships between industry and First Nations on major Canadian hydro-electric projects, pipelines, and mining projects.
Sandra is recognized as a leader in her field by Best Lawyers and Chambers Global. Prior to joining Cassels, Sandra served as a partner in the Toronto office of another national firm, where she previously led the Aboriginal Law and Cannabis Law Groups.