Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Sector: Private Sector
Magic Moment: There are many moments that shaped my journey. From my first day of law school, my first public meeting, my first OMB hearing, the first time a project I was working on was discussed in the media, to the first time I walked through a completed project. Each small step strengthened my passion for the law and the real estate industry.
Key Influence: My mother – I learned never settle and never to give up.
My colleagues, of which I have had several mentors, I learned not to be afraid to take on new challenges.
Next Big Challenge As An Industry: Finding the right balance between meeting growth demands and providing the necessary infrastructure without over regulating and taxing the real estate industry and negatively impacting housing affordability.
Secret Talent: Second degree black belt in karate.
On Championing Others… By making mentorship a part of all aspects of my practice. From being a law school mentor, to participating in ULI’s mentorship program, to sitting on CBB’s Women’s Practice Development Committee with the mandate of promoting and supporting women in private practice
One word that captures you: Determined